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Thread #110676   Message #2325032
Posted By: theleveller
25-Apr-08 - 03:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: Teachers on strike UK
Subject: RE: BS: Teachers on strike UK
"over 2/3rds of the staff do not live within 10 miles, because they cannot afford the housing that is available nearby"

Probably because of the sharp-elbowed parents who want to make sure that their little darlings get into the best schools ....and sod the teachers who have made those schools so good!

I understand from my wife that at quite a few of the schools where she does training, teachers refused to strike because they were worried that it might affect the children and reflect in the SATs exams to be held shortly.