Working class in a nice way of saying working but low income.
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01-04-2014 20:47 #151
01-04-2014 20:49 #152
Was this an April Fools post?
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01-04-2014 20:50 #153
I know there is already enough in this thread but...
I would also like to add that when teachers do go on strike, they give up a days pay to do so. It's not a paid day sitting on their butts. If you are in independent schools as well (like I am) it is usually also an illegal strike.
So teachers are willing to forgo a days pay, and risk losing their jobs, to fight for better schools for our kids.
Going without a days pay very much hurts our family budget, and me losing my job would be disastrous. However, I am willing to risk these things to fight for what I believe in, as are many other teachers.
Imagine where education would be if we let burecrats make all the decisions without ever questioning?
01-04-2014 20:51 #154
You know what stuff happens in schools just like it does in other jobs, teachers get sick, they have family members who get sick, things happen which mean things can be difficult to manage, maybe the teacher is pregnant and has needed to lower their time fraction or perhaps he DH is ill and needs care - who blardy knows. Maybe they don't have a bank of crts, maybe they use an agency and are lucky to get the days filled without having to split kids across grades all the time. As frustrating as this may be it's not the teachers fault and the strike is a different issue altogether.
I hope they are able to arrange some more consistency for your child's grade next year OP. Hopefully if you go and voice your concerns you've gotten enough off your chest here to be decent with the school in your dealings and you won't come across as aggressive as you have done here. Good luck with that.
01-04-2014 20:53 #155
As a teacher of 12 years experience can I just say a massive THANK YOU to all the people who have taken the time to defend teachers and the profession. You warm my heart to see that there truly are people out there who support us and believe in the things we do for your children.
For the OP, do you actually have any idea what it takes to teach a child? Do you have any idea where to start? I am currently teaching my 20 kindergarten children how to read and write and trust me it is no easy feat. Please have a little think about that before you mouth off about teachers. Our job is demanding and highly variable.
Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th
01-04-2014 20:54 #156
Can I just say, how wonderful it is to read the teachers comments in this thread and how passionate they are about education. How hard they work, what they risk to strike, how much they want to make things better.
Makes me even more passionate about entering teaching knowing so many care so much
01-04-2014 20:58 #157
I want stage 1, 2 or 3 when I graduate. Kinder makes my palms sweaty
01-04-2014 20:59 #158
As a teacher I have nothing more to add than has already been said, except my teaching partner just sent me this and I thought it was sort of relevant to the thread.
We were having a bit of a wry giggle this week because everything (quality stapler, good sticky tape, nice pens etc) on our shared desk have been pilfered from our homes, our "new" filing cabinet came out of her garage, the paper clips I used today to attach assessment sheets had been "borrowed" from my husband's home office and the ingredients I used for cooking with our class came from my pantry.
And she just sent me this -
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01-04-2014 21:01 #159
Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th
01-04-2014 21:03 #160
My teacher friend is always sharing how much she loves her classes and how proud she is of her students. She really does go above and beyond for them
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