Do teachers get paid enough when you consider their training?

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So it transpires that my recent article on the temperatures experienced in classrooms across the UK brought up another debate about the power of the two biggest unions in the country for teachers, the NUT and NASUWT. Their total membership covers some 600,000 people, representing the vast majority of teachers in this country. Perhaps one... Read more »

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Get stuck into Fresher’s Week with our guide to surviving your opening week!

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Recently I’ve posted some practical articles for university students about budgeting, lifestyle, exams, assignments and even touched on that awful thing called plagiarism.  All very practical and helpful. In keeping with my love for you uni students out there, I think it might be time for me to break my silence on where it all... Read more »

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Golly, teachers’ unions seek to improve conditions

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Golly shock horror – teachers’ unions seek to improve working conditions for staff. The injunction to ‘Grow up and use some common sense!’ is depressingly typical of a political culture which seeks to demonise unions as irresponsible. It is all too reminiscent of the ‘enemy within’ trope of the 1980s and demonstrates an unwillingness to discuss... Read more »

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University sport is excellent – we just need to get it out there for all to see!

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What image do you get in your head when I use the phrase “US College Sports”? I get grand images of packed 70,000+ seater stadiums across the country, College Football, marching bands, the dashing 20 year old Quarterback staging the late comeback, roaring crowds, mass hype and hysteria and television rights that run into the... Read more »

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