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Which only tries to obfuscate the fact that teachers' pay did increase substantially. RTÉ reported in 2009 that the average salary for a male primary teacher was €64,000. How much was it in 1999?

Given that profile and the fact that years served sets salary level, then the male average salary is going to be higher than the general  something that's pointed out as "discrimination" by people who don't know any maths.
Which doesn't invalidate the underlying point, but I thought I'd be pedantic
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Originally Posted by Permabear
A recent University of Limerick study showed that 60 percent of postprimary maths teachers under the age of 35 do not have appropriate thirdlevel qualifications for teaching maths.

I'm not sure what point I'm trying to make there other than the media compain about the wrong things.