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sapper82 BS: Teachers on strike UK (103* d) RE: BS: Teachers on strike UK 26 Apr 08

Ironic really.

The NUT were in the forefront of the drive to abolish Grammar Schools.
Result? The gross levelling down we have seen over the past three decades and our brightest children being denied the education their tallents deserve and the country needs.

The NUT were in the vanguard of the move towards the adoption of "Modern," "Child Centred," "Progressive" teaching methods.
Result? More children than ever leaving primary school without the reading and mathematical skills they require and hence feelings of great frustration during their secondary education that contribute to so much of the poor discipline in too many of our schools.

The NUT, during the '60s, demanded total freedom from inspection and fought against any form of assessment of both pupils and teachers.
Result? The imposition of the National Curriculum and OFTURD.

The NUT were strongly in support of "The Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment" and won the banning of corporal punishment.
Result? A total collapse of Discipline in TOO many of our schools.

Methinks the less the NUT has to do with teaching the better!

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