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'Don't use our children as political footballs' Please READ THIS & Sign this petition to Mr Gove

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Itchyandscratchy Thu 18-Apr-13 20:21:07

Fantastic background to the petition here: DO read, whatever your views on Gove and education as it's well-researched, passionate and sensible.

And then sign the petition here if you agree with Debra Kidd.

Startail Thu 18-Apr-13 20:28:59

Only one problem my DDs would get much better IT lessons if the technician was allowed to take them than having a teacher from a different department who nearly knows how to turn the computer on.

Likewise a TA who knows the class may be far better than a supply teacher who instantly puts their foot in it.

Otherwise I agree totally.

Smartiepants79 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:32:10


IndiansInTheLobby Thu 18-Apr-13 20:42:13

Done and shared on Facebook. Vile man!

JammySplodger Thu 18-Apr-13 20:44:29


Itchyandscratchy Thu 18-Apr-13 21:24:31

Thank you !

Startail - not sure where your argument fits in? How do you know the IT tech would teach your dcs better? Granted, the supply sounds crap, but just because a person is technically qualified diesnt mean they can teach children & young people.

Let's keep this thread bumped.

whistleahappytune Fri 19-Apr-13 10:42:35

Itchy I like the letter - very well reasoned, unhysterical and clear. However, like Start I object to the line about only using qualified teachers. I think there definitely is a case for using "unqualified" teachers, particularly for specialist subjects such as IT, languages, music etc. The private sector have been employing "unqualified" but excellent teachers for years.

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