Junior Cycle Reforms Will Not Be Deferred - Quinn

There are no plans to defer the implementation of reforms to the Junior Cycle programme, despite opposition to the move by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI).

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn made the statement on RTÉ's Today programme and urged the teachers' union to engage in discussions about the changes, but confirmed that they would proceed.

Mr Quinn has said that reforms are needed to amend the cycle "for the times we live in".


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