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We Don’t Want No Education

by | 16th, June 2003

‘IN a bid to boost the number of people going into teaching, the Government is slowly removing all the burdensome duties the poor pedagogues have to perform.

Since the teachers left and the pupils were all expelled, the school’s been running like clockwork

Under a new contract agreed between the Department For Education and the unions, teachers can refuse to carry out 24 administrative tasks, to be done instead by support staff.

These include collecting dinner money, photocopying and putting up children’s classroom displays. A 25th task – invigilating exams – will go next year.

Schools minister David Milliband tells the Independent: ”There are real gains for teachers and support staff.”

The support staff gain lots of extra responsibilities and the teachers gain lots of extra free time.

Indeed, it is hoped that by 2008, 50% of teachers will have been relieved of their arduous teaching duties altogether.

And by 2012 most teachers will never have to set foot inside a classroom again.’

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