I teach in a state school, my children attend state school. We do a great job - if it ain't broke....
Posted: 21 Jul, 2011
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Teachers are grafters. I regularly work until midnight to ensure my class have a great experience at school and they make outstanding (officially) progress. Government undermining of teachers, eroding of pension, cutting of funding and changing (again) a curriculum which works will lead to a lack of suitable motivated and qualified teachers in the future. I love my job, I really do, I can even see the point in a lot of the pen pushing I have to do, but the constant undermining has got to stop. We should value properly qualified people who run and work in schools, what do most parents know about the education of children? They may know what they want their child to do on a day to day basis but really, setting up their own school? Leave it to those who know what they're doing. I have an interest in gin, but I wouldn't know how to set up a distillery, how is this any different?