Local teachers stage lunchtime protests opposing reform of Junior Cert

Teachers are staging protests in secondary schools across Carlow & Kilkenny this lunchtime in opposition to plans to reform the Junior Cert.

ASTI and TUI members are taking part in the demonstrations – they are currently balloting their members on non-co-operation with the junior cycle with results due later this month.

The changes – which include replacing the existing Junior Cert exam with continuous in-school assessment – are due to be phased in from next September.