Under the Teaching Council Act, 2001, all teachers in state funded schools are required to register with the Teaching Council. Prior to this year, the Council was funded by the State, but now becomes a self-funding body.
The Council have therefor asked 70,000 teachers to pay an annual registration fee of 90. This amounts to potential income for the Council of:
In the FAQ on the Council's website, the Council explain what this will be used for:
"The fee will be used to fund the operations of the Council across all areas of its work. The main items of expenditure are projected to be staff costs (including dedicated Garda vetting staff, qualification verification staff, registration staff, IT staff, communications and education staff) , costs associated with communications (mailings to teachers, design and print of publications, establishment of new web-site etc.), research (including commissioned research, research bursaries etc.), IT costs (mainly to support the ongoing maintenance of the Register of Teachers), legal fees, office management costs (rent, light, heat etc.)."
Are there any teachers on the Forum?
Why are you conceding to such utter rubbish?