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Corporate manslaughter and the SQA

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by aypi, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    Across Scotland just now there must be at least one pupil carrying coronavirus. We are due shut down tomorrow, except we are not. S4-6 will be in next week to complete their assignments, and possibly up to the submission dates, so it could be weeks of schooling. This one hypothetical child could pass the virus on to their teacher. The teacher could pass it to his wife and she to her mother and sister, killing them both, this is my situation.
    Given that there is no need for the assignments, because if teachers were trusted, we could estimate the grades, could the SQA be charged with corporate manslaughter?
  2. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Established commenter

    The SQA doesn't know what it's doing and won't ever know either. Whatever happens, the SQA will claim that what "we", ie they, did was a monumental success.

    Remember, 99% of what the SQA does, or should do, is set exams, arrange for their marking and report them. A glance at their website would suggest they run the country.
  3. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    What would happen if every teacher was to self isolate?
  4. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    This is the opposite of social distancing. Will schools be providing ppe for teachers?
    WitchFingers likes this.
  5. subman68

    subman68 Occasional commenter

    Then life would go on, if teachers and S4-S6 go into school then more people will die. Simple, go to school and you take the chance or getting it or getting it and passing it on to someone that will die. No ask yourself, do you need to do another Prelim? will the pupil get the award they have work for up to 20 March.... yes. Should you go to school to drag someone through the Nat 4 unit? if you want to risk your life and that of others then go in. If you have any morals stay at home.
  6. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

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