Having worked hand in hand with the DENI in their joint campaign to end academic selection the Ulster Teachers Union (UTU) have now turned on their masters when the issue of cuts to education budgets are imminent.
Avril Hall-Callaghan, one of those educationalists most involved in the failed attempt to remove academic selection at 11 by testing spoke on BBC Radio Good Morning Ulster invoking her union’s concern for pupils and their parents.
Of course she insisted that her members should not participate in any preparation for transfer tests to grammar schools.
Perhaps parents should examine the belated concern of teachers about A-Level results in the context of curricular changes.
Avril Hall-Callaghan has remained silent on this matter.
Teachers’ A-level quality fears
Friday, 19 March 2010
Rising numbers of teachers are concerned about the quality of A-levels, a report suggests.
One in four A-level teachers are worried about incorrect grading and marking of exam papers, according to a study by regulator Ofqual.
The survey of 500 teachers, more than 400 parents and children and almost 1,800 members of the general public looked at perceptions of GCSEs and A-levels following the 2009 exam series.
It highlights an increase in the proportion of teachers who believe the accuracy and quality of marking of papers has decreased in recent years.