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    Quote Originally Posted by OS&N View Post
    hey everyone why dont we give OP a bit of breathing space instead of attacking her? She was just havig a vent ... she may not be aware of what else is happening with the strike etc. saying how dare she say this and is her post for real is abit harsh..shes just gettingher frustration out because her DD was upset.

    (i know how hard teachers work..i have 3 in the family and see how much work they do)
    There's no excuse for ignorance. Its all over the press for months about the funding cuts.

    If teaching was really 8-4 with 12 weeks holiday we'd all be doing it. But its not. I am the parent of a special needs child and I know how much extra time our classroom teacher puts in to just my child. Let alone the 28 others in the class.

    I'm pretty sure the classroom teacher will find the time to reshedule your childs news OP. Funnily enough - they realise these things are important to a child.

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    Bloody money hungry teachers lol if only it was that simple . No teacher I know works 8-4 m-f with lots of holidays . They be on site those hours but what about everything else they do. Camps , dances , etc all in their own time at no extra pay . They work at the end of school holidays preparing for the next term .

    They generally are striking about funding cuts which affect their ability to teach your children .
    Do you know teachers buy resources from their own pockets ??
    I understand a strike is a pain in the **** specially with no care , cranky employers etc but there was supervision . Take a deep breath and think about what your saying about teachers in front if your child an how that affects their respect for teachers .
    Hope your day gets better xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    Im so angry right now.....

    A note was sent homw from school yesterday saying our school was NOT involved in the strike but when i arrive at school this morn we are met with locked gates and no teachers. I got told that 'half the teachers are away and they will provide supervision for the children but there is no classes'.

    Im so angry....

    I mean really what have these teachers got to strike about anyway....12 weeks holiday a year and a 8-4 job WTF!!!!

    DD was so upset cos she has news today and was so excited about going to school today...dont they realise the impact this sh!t has on the children????!!!!
    Are you actually freaking kidding me. 8-4 give me a break. Try 7-5 plus weekends and all those holidays - I spent the majority of my 'holidays' in school and preparing for the next term. Get over yourself and try spending some time with your child. Maybe you can make home fun so she isn't so upset. Clearly she prefers being at school than sitting at home with a parent who would also prefer her to be at school. Im sorry if this post is a bit harsh but I am completely OVER IT with all the blaming teachers for everything bullish!t.

    The only thing you have to be angry about is that the school didn't give you warning that they were going to be closed. That was really unprofessional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Lily View Post
    True she is allowed to vent but if she had of left out the insults I'm pretty sure people wouldn't be so annoyed? She's allowed to vent but she disrespected and insulted a whole profession, she had to of expected back lash.
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    If it had just been a vent fine but she was being quite rude in her op and what she was saying was very wrong !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OS&N View Post
    hey everyone why dont we give OP a bit of breathing space instead of attacking her? She was just havig a vent ... she may not be aware of what else is happening with the strike etc. saying how dare she say this and is her post for real is abit harsh..shes just gettingher frustration out because her DD was upset.

    (i know how hard teachers work..i have 3 in the family and see how much work they do)
    Sure, she has every right to be frustrated with the situation and miscommunication TODAY. The rest is uncalled for.

    I teach a 4 year-level class. I am paid for working three days a week. I spend 2.5 unpaid days planning and marking. Last week I went to work on my day off to join in a full day dance workshop, and had an excursion to the city which meant leaving school at 6.45am and returning at 5.30pm.

    Last night I was at work from 8am until 8pm (parent/teacher interviews), and will be returning tonight from 3.30 - 8 (again unpaid on my day off).

    I was even planning and preparing for this school year during my year of (largely unpaid) maternity leave.

    So yes, there is venting, then there is also being ignorant and offensive. Teachers very rarely strike for their own needs (ie pay and holidays) - it's a spin that the media puts on it to distract from the main issues, which usually involve disadvantaging or marginalizing sectors of the student community, to avoid getting the power of parents alongside the teachers.

    So yes, I read posts like the OP and get ragey because we hear it all the freaking time.

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    you're kidding OP.? bahahaha.. 8-4 my butt. your post was extremely rude. if you are like this in real life no wonder your dd was upset at staying home. get over yourself.

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    My husband is a teacher as well, home time is never home time! Nice to know that my husband dedicating his life and taking away time from our own family so that your daughter can tell her 'news' and learn. means sweet eff all to parents.

    Without school where would people be?

    They aren't having a damn holiday on strike days, they are standing up for kids like my children who have disabilities and in terms of education are getting thrown in the trash by the government.
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    Please let's keep this civil and refrain from name calling. When something like this comes to light, we need to remember education, not inflammation.

    No wonder the OP hasn't replied to the thread- she has copped a mighty flaming already.

    And this, coming from a teacher

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    I actually thought this was a satirical thread..... until I realised it wasn't

    I'm only a pre service teacher, so not a real one yet, and that OP made me twitch. Teachers, believe it or not, spend a good deal of their 'holidays' planning out whole terms of work. Believe me when I say it takes AGES.

    It also often isn't an 8-4 job (which is still 8 hours??) when I did my placement my head teacher can in a 7.30 and went home about 4.30. It amazing the time it takes to print off stuff, upload to smart boards and physically plan the lessons!

    As to the strike, good on them! they aren't just fighting for more recognition and pay for themselves, they are fighting for better funding for OUR kids. I don't think many people realise this, but teachers I know are spending close to a GRAND a year out of their own pockets on school/art supplies, to get maybe 20% back on tax. They shouldn't be spending a cent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    Im so angry right now.....

    A note was sent homw from school yesterday saying our school was NOT involved in the strike but when i arrive at school this morn we are met with locked gates and no teachers. I got told that 'half the teachers are away and they will provide supervision for the children but there is no classes'.

    Im so angry....

    I mean really what have these teachers got to strike about anyway....12 weeks holiday a year and a 8-4 job WTF!!!!

    DD was so upset cos she has news today and was so excited about going to school today...dont they realise the impact this sh!t has on the children????!!!!
    My ds goes to a catholic school and there are no cuts happening there.
    I agree though that they always seem to want more money and after asking a few teacher friends their opinions about this they both said that teachers pay is not bad and agree it's all a bit over the top. The amount of holidays they get even if working on some of the holidays as they do they still get adequate time off as there are about 12 weeks of school holidays per year when the average person gets 4-5 weeks annual leave per year.


 

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