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UCU National Official rubbishes FE students

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by cheflecturer, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. From the TES FErret:
    FErret writes this in advance of this week’s parliamentary vote on
    the education maintenance allowance (EMA). He just hopes no MP defended
    it in quite the way University and College Union national official Dan
    Taubman did.

    Mr Taubman started so well, telling campaigners
    against cuts to English for speakers of other languages (Esol) that
    teenagers on Esol courses may also be affected by the EMA cuts. “I don’t
    know if you saw those students from Tower Hamlets College or Tottenham,
    judging from their accents, who said if it wasn’t for EMA they would
    probably out on the street dealing drugs,” he said.

    “They probably are anyway, but it was a good line,” he added, before anyone could stop him.
    There it is, then: “Union says EMA funds teenage drug dealers.”
    What an arrogant swine - he should resign as he is clearly not fit to represent college teachers. I shall be writing to UCU demanding an apology or I shall resign my membership.

    http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6068058

     
  2. From the TES FErret:
    FErret writes this in advance of this week’s parliamentary vote on
    the education maintenance allowance (EMA). He just hopes no MP defended
    it in quite the way University and College Union national official Dan
    Taubman did.

    Mr Taubman started so well, telling campaigners
    against cuts to English for speakers of other languages (Esol) that
    teenagers on Esol courses may also be affected by the EMA cuts. “I don’t
    know if you saw those students from Tower Hamlets College or Tottenham,
    judging from their accents, who said if it wasn’t for EMA they would
    probably out on the street dealing drugs,” he said.

    “They probably are anyway, but it was a good line,” he added, before anyone could stop him.
    There it is, then: “Union says EMA funds teenage drug dealers.”
    What an arrogant swine - he should resign as he is clearly not fit to represent college teachers. I shall be writing to UCU demanding an apology or I shall resign my membership.

    https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6068058

     

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