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Just when did teachers become the enemy?

tearsSo, I’m sitting here crying

because parents are telling me that there’s no help for their dyslexic kid

or their kid on the spectrum

and they say that

when they find out they are below on National Standards

the children think they are thick and don’t want to go back to school


teachers are telling me they worn down with it all


the politics

the reforms


and in the USA just now Kansas voted to take away due process for teachers so they can be dismissed instantly and with no reason

while in England, Gove is taking teachers’ pensions away…


And here there is one piece of underhand crap after another hitting schools and our kids.

Your kid. My kid.


Just when did teachers become the enemy?


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3 thoughts on “Just when did teachers become the enemy?

  1. Since National decided they knew what was best for all our children and that all children are exactly the same and learn in the same way and at the same pace and that EVERYTHING that was in place was not working, not just SOME of the things in place were not working.


    Posted by Gill Robertson | April 7, 2014, 12:52 pm
  2. Since education became the vehicle for government to significantly divest itself of an expense that doesn’t necessarily produce a new generation of low-cost National voters.


    Posted by Kerry | April 7, 2014, 9:35 pm
  3. Since neo-liberalist politicians and their corporate masters all fear teachers’ ability to encourage reasoned, critical thought in students, they’ve sought to undermine the teachers, and their influence, in every way possible. Neo-liberalist politicians and their corporate masters don’t want well-rounded, educated people capable of reasoned, critical thought. Neo-liberalist politicians and their corporate masters would rather have an unquestioning task-focussed workforce, unable to see the bigger picture. And teachers stand in the way of such a mindless, working underclass from happening…


    Posted by Bevan | July 10, 2014, 10:51 am

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