This was the question I met first thing this morning from my S4 class, followed swiftly by...'Ah mean, yies already git loads ae money n' aw that time oaf'. Sorry, I'm coming out of Oor Wullie mode now, it's too tiring! Anyway, I asked the class to listen to 'our' side of things for 5 minutes then took comments/questions. Surprisingly they all sat and listened and were then very supportive of us! They are concerned about the impact these changes might have on the quality of their education. I think we need to get out there and make it clear to Joe Public exactly how bad these proposals are and how much it could affect the quality of people that actually come in to education in the first place. Even me explaining the 2 year pay freeze when inflation is 5% was enough to shock them. When I explained the proposals about supply teachers they were really shocked and could immediately put 2 and 2 together to see that the classroom would become a 'revolving door' to a new supply teacher every 8 days.