The first teachers strike in over two decades is due to take place on Thursday of this week. Teachers Union officials give as the reason for the strike a derisory 2.4% pay offer. The root causes go much deeper however.
Bad behaviour in class, including an increasing number of physical attacks on teachers by pupils, increased levels of bureaucracy causing teachers to spend more time on administration than actually teaching, the removal of disciplinary powers and constant politically motivated meddling by the authorities have combined to bring morale in the teaching profession to an all time low.
We must suppose that government policy is driven by the idea that if it cannot be privatised it must be abandoned.
Our major concern about Thursdays strike though must be for the pupils. With a thousand schools set to remain closed, the poor little mites will have nowhere to not go.
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