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nother pertinent resignation letter to Nicky Morgan..'Sorry Nicky, I'm Out.'

Discussion in 'Education news' started by englishtt06, May 15, 2016.

  1. englishtt06

    englishtt06 Occasional commenter

    Very, very sadly....another one bites the dust. On the back of this, I have just learned that a friend of mine (we taught together ten years ago) has resigned from teaching: he was/is fantastic (I know, as I was a PGCE student in his classes).

    https://piclinegirl.com/2016/05/14/sorry-nicky-im-out/
     
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  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I have open-letter fatigue.
     
  3. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    I'm sure you do. However, you could keep that to yourself, it makes you sound very rude.
     
    eljefeb90, sabrinakat, delnon and 2 others like this.
  4. SportyK

    SportyK Occasional commenter

    It is indeed 'pertinent' for teachers to make their feelings felt in this way. NM needs to be aware of the scale of her stupidity and ignorance and its effect on our profession.
     
  5. secretsiren

    secretsiren Star commenter

    The comments underneath show just how many teachers are quitting or planning to quit very soon. It's alarming. Still, I'll be one of them just as soon as I figure out how to pay rent, buy food and pay bills with no income while I retrain. My school will be able to employ a teacher 'in training' on an unqualified salary and everyone wins! (Except the students, who don't really matter.)
     
  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I could but there is no reason why I should. If people don't want others to look in their direction then they shouldn't shout 'look at me'.
     
    Jesmond12 likes this.
  7. redlamp2

    redlamp2 Occasional commenter

    I sympathise with many of the points made in the letters - but I can't help but be suspicious of anything I see on Facebook. Added to which, Morgan isn't their employer
     
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  8. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I don't think there's much point in writing such things to Morgan or anyone else in govt. They simply do not care about the quality of education received by those who can't afford to pay to go private.

    They will continue to provide 'schools' for the hoi polloi to appease public opinion but in reality these schools will be shams, staffed by unqualified teachers in order to save money not for the tax payer but for the trustees/investors/cronies.

    You'd be better off writing to mumsnet or the daily mail.
     
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  9. JeannieMc

    JeannieMc New commenter

    I don't personally care where such a letter is posted, as long as the Press/Media pick it up. I read it in the Independent. Screw NM, it's about the people of the UK knowing how awful teaching has become, in general that is.
     
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  10. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    As we head towards the May resignation deadline expect to see many more of these.

    I reckon resignations will hit epidemic proportions this year.
     
  11. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    You're going to take your own advice any time soon?
     
  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    You need to have a sit and think about that one for a little while.
     
  13. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    I did. Your turn.
     
  14. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Sorry but the time I've allotted to deal with clausal high jinks has expired. Have a pleasant sentence.
     
  15. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Thought it was a great summary of the current ills of primary teaching - particularly loved one bit:
    'Grammar was no longer for writing – it was for grammar. ' Says it all!
     

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