Teachers’ union head talks rubbish

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.

Rubbish.

She compounds the situation by asking the most stupid question I think I have ever heard.

From the BBC:

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.

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.

6 responses to “Teachers’ union head talks rubbish

  1. James, it’s not just the government. Gradually, over a period of years, people have begun to occupy the key posts in education who are of a certain type – perhaps they can be called PC do-gooders. they are also godless humanists [which we need not argue about here].Your expose’ only serves to confirm what was bleedin’ obvious about these people. Sorry to say I took myself out of the system – they have a stranglehold on it and are squeezing the lifeblood out of British education.

  2. James, it’s not just the government. Gradually, over a period of years, people have begun to occupy the key posts in education who are of a certain type – perhaps they can be called PC do-gooders. they are also godless humanists [which we need not argue about here].Your expose’ only serves to confirm what was bleedin’ obvious about these people. Sorry to say I took myself out of the system – they have a stranglehold on it and are squeezing the lifeblood out of British education.

  3. I believe “free speech, tolerance, respect for the rule of law” are values held by most people in Zimbabwe, just not their government. You should not condemn all the people of Zimbabwe as sharing the values of their leader.The accusations of racism in the British education system is not something new, see < HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6413265.stm" REL="nofollow">Black pupils ‘are treated worse’<>. Attacking Britishness lessons as racism is ridiculous, but raising awareness of the culture of racism in British schools is correct, if done in the right way.

  4. I believe “free speech, tolerance, respect for the rule of law” are values held by most people in Zimbabwe, just not their government. You should not condemn all the people of Zimbabwe as sharing the values of their leader.The accusations of racism in the British education system is not something new, see < HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6413265.stm" REL="nofollow">Black pupils ‘are treated worse’<>. Attacking Britishness lessons as racism is ridiculous, but raising awareness of the culture of racism in British schools is correct, if done in the right way.

  5. Good to see the NUT have issued a more sensible < HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6537951.stm" REL="nofollow">charter <> on the issue today. Will it make any difference? Well 10 years ago girl underachieved, now they achieve more than boys, so in the right environment it should be possible to raise the achievement of black pupils within the education system.Let’s hope the NUT can do more to improve the situation for pupils than they did to ruin it for many pupils through years of strikes in the 1980s.

  6. Good to see the NUT have issued a more sensible < HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6537951.stm" REL="nofollow">charter <> on the issue today. Will it make any difference? Well 10 years ago girl underachieved, now they achieve more than boys, so in the right environment it should be possible to raise the achievement of black pupils within the education system.Let’s hope the NUT can do more to improve the situation for pupils than they did to ruin it for many pupils through years of strikes in the 1980s.

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