The real test of any government is does it make life a bit better for people, especially those under the most pressure. I am convinced that an Action Plan for Education can make a huge difference to many lives. It can equip young people better to cope in a changing world. It can provide pathways to good jobs. It can break cycles of disadvantage. It can provide the talent for Ireland to succeed in the worlds of Enterprise, Culture, Public Service and Community. It can knit together a fair society and a successful society so no one is left behind in an economic backwash.
So far this term, new Fitness to Teach measures have been introduced, Admissions legislation which will ban waiting lists and fees related to admissions among other things has been published and an additional 860 SNAs have been announced. I have also written to the Department requesting them to consider introducing coding in primary schools.
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