Teachers, parents and children have been protesting proposed cuts to teacher numbers in some of Ireland's most disadvantaged schools. As a result of protests, the government now says that it made a mistake. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUJ69ir78WA The government had planned to cut hundreds of teachers in the most disadvantaged schools over the next three years, but Education Minister Ruairi Quinn now says he has made a mistake, and will review the decision, reporting back in four weeks. Quinn also said he would meet the union’s demand for disadvantaged schools to keep extra staff for learning support teaching. The protests were coordinated by the Dublin districts of the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO). INTO General Secretary Sheila Nunan said, “Teachers are frontline when it comes to services to disadvantaged children. Every day they deal with its consequences such as poverty, hunger, alienation, marginalisation and anti-social behavior. The plan to review the decision is a step forward.” But a protest called for next Thursday will go ahead - campaigners say a review is not enough, and are calling for a complete reversal of the decision.