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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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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Teacher unions asking for a maximum temperature? Grow up and use some common sense!

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The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT both renewed calls the other week for the government to impose legal limits on the maximum temperature that classrooms should operate.  Temperatures in school classrooms have been reaching 32 degrees in some parts of the country. According to the NASUWT Secretary General Chris Keates, “Pupils become... Read more »

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