It’s because I agree with Gove about the curriculum that I disagree with him about pay and conditions

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A lot of the comments on why people are striking leave me cold. Too many people on too many hobby horses. Too many people complaining that Gove hates teachers or that opposing the education establishment is indefensible or that expecting children to be taught to read in an effective way is something all teachers must oppose. None of these are why the NUT and the NASUWT are on strike today. If the strike was about curriculum issues I would have voted against it and left my union if it went ahead. I have been guilty in the past of considering issues beyond the immediate ones when talking about strike actions, but right now I have no sympathy for it. Gove has been consistently correct to challenge the low expectations of our education system and those who are outraged at the prospect of being expected to provide an academic education…

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1 Response to It’s because I agree with Gove about the curriculum that I disagree with him about pay and conditions

  1. And why I will be striking on the 17th. I think you have highlighted many of the problems with the “death-by-micromanagement” culture that saps the life and joy out of a job I have loved for so long.

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