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[31 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 3,460 views]
How do you feel about the teachers going on strike?

Sarah EbnerNovember 29 2011 schoolgate Times
Oh dear. It’s strike day and I’d like to be sympathetic to the teachers. I really would.
But the reality is that I feel rather conflicted. We live in very difficult times. True, they are not caused by teachers, but neither are they caused by me, or many other private sector workers. Everyone is feeling the pinch. Everyone is going to have to retire later than they expected. And some of us don’t have any pensions at all.
I do value teachers, but I’m not really sure …

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[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,267 views]
Transgender lessons for pupils aged five

Ministers warn a wide range of steps are needed to combat ‘transphobic bullying’, which is defined as
the taunting of children who express ‘gender variant behaviours’.

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[5 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 4,973 views]
My teacher hates me!’

There are some things you never want to hear your child say, and when it comes to his education, “Mummy, my teacher doesn’t
like me!” tops the list. So what can you do …

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[27 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,206 views]
Wednesday strike action

I started my work as a parents champion during the 1980’s teachers strike when asking a question on David Jacobs any Questions programme discussing the damaged caused to children’s learning.

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[2 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,587 views]
Scrap reading tests for pupils aged 6, experts urge ministers

Leading literacy experts will utrge the Government to abandon plans for a compulsory national reading test for all six-year-olds next summer.

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[1 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,793 views]
Political Correctness

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
My confession:
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.
It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they’re slighting me or getting ready …

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[27 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,959 views]
BOYS’ ‘SEX ATTACK’ ON MY GIRL, 8

Report by
Tim Paget Chad
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Mum’s anger at school punishment after incident
A Mansfield Mum.who says her eight-year old daughter was ‘sexually assaulted’ at school has criticised the punishment handed out to the two boys responsible.
The girl was allegedly pinned up against a wall and kicked while the pair of boys,
who are also aged eight and in the same class, carried out the attack .Her 24-year-old mother said the schoolgirl was left upset and frightened by the incident, which took place earlier this week And she says the two …

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[18 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,730 views]

Dear Parents,
How long does it take for a vital national profession to accept that it is continuing in an error that is has damaged, and is continuing to damage, millions of lives? History provides some examples. Here is one in medicine.
Until the middle of the 19th century, ‘childbed fever’ was killing up to one third of mothers and their babies. Royal mothers were not immune.The following account of happened next can be found in Wikipedia:In the early 1800s a Hungarian doctor called Semmelweis discovered that washing hands with antiseptic …

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[17 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,192 views]
Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nuseries, expert says

By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent Sunday Telegraph
Wizard of Oz, 1939 Photo: REX FEATURES
Teachers should censor the toy box to replace witches’ black hats with a pink ones and dress fairies in darker shades, according to a consultant who has issued advice to local authorities.From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children’s books, witches have always dressed in black.
But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send …

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[17 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 2,136 views]
School places shortage leave children facing being taught in ‘split shifts’

Children may be taught in “split shifts” at primary schools because of a critical shortage of places sparked by immigration and a rocketing birth rate.

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