At the NUT conference, in Harrogate, Ms Ghale said Education Secretary Alan
Johnson had described the “values we hold very dear in Britain” as “free speech,
tolerance, respect for the rule of law”.
“Well, in what way, I’d like to know, are these values that are not held by the peoples of other countries?” she said.
It worries me more that this person is deputy head of a school than the fact she is head of a teachers union. Her poor logic has lead her to assume that being positive about something automatically means that you are being negative about everything else.
She compounds the situation by asking the most stupid question I think I have ever heard.
From the BBC:
Well how about Zimbabwe for one?
Criticising the government’s woeful record on education is one thing (and something that I could probably agree with her on) but flinging accusations of racism around is quit another.