1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

“Vast majority of teachers considered quitting...”

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Grandsire, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Yet, intriguingly, Gove, the architect of much of this carnage, retains his cabinet position. May an infected North Sea fish rise up and slap plastic-based toxins on his rubbery lips!
  2. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Possibly that lass as well, but I think it was this guy who said it first:

    '...in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

    It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
    — Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X I
    Thus, according to Hitler, the "Big Lie" was a propaganda technique typically used by "the Jews". (because Hitler was a moronic anti-semitic bell)
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    The fact that we have no idea what he might do when he's not being aggressive towards approaches from our elected representatives speaks for itself. These are such vital roles that we don't have the first idea what they encompass
  4. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Perhaps - But, just because we don't know how a complete stranger spends his working day, doesn't necessarily mean he isn't doing a decent or valid job.

    I don't really like the idea of condemning a person we really know nothing about at all, basically on the grounds that he is paid a high salary. (Although from scanning through, I can see there is some dispute over how substantial his remuneration really is, relatively speaking.)

    He publishes his direct email address - Drop him a line a find out what he does.

    (Then come back and tell us!) :)
  5. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Tes is an amazing place - Thread starts like this...

    Scroll down a bit and someone's quoting Mein Kampf!
    Mrsmumbles and SomethingWicked like this.
  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I'll wait to see the outcome of the suspension of both people involved first.

    Regardless, I do not think schools need to be organised like this and very few teachers I know think so either. I think it has been nothing short of a national scandal what has happened to schools and teachers, how communities have been ignored and people have been allowed to misuse public funds while RSCs etc have turned so many blind eyes I'd be amazed if they can see anything anymore.

    In terms of the nature of the CEO role and what it involves, it appears we're not the only ones somewhat in the dark.
    Mrsmumbles likes this.
  7. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Variety is the spice of life! Did you notice how I covered several continents of dictators?! MATS have to make do with counties ..
    Pomza likes this.
  8. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Just you wait. I reckon Harris have got enough personnel to annex a small sovereign state. Maybe one of the Baltics...
    SomethingWicked and Mrsmumbles like this.
  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    They get through more personnel than a Russian infantry battalion in Stalingrad did...
    SomethingWicked, Mrsmumbles and Pomza like this.
  10. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Yep. It’s on the cards. Heil Harris!
  11. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Indeed. They not only have guards, they put guards on the guards. They purge staff...personnel pogroms....
  12. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    I suppose Croydon is a fairly suitable place to construct a Gulag camp...
    Idiomas11 likes this.
  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Escape from Croydon - everybody else has.
    Idiomas11 likes this.
  14. haharr

    haharr New commenter

    Just read that Emma Kell article on "challenging but worth it" etc. Hilarious - so, then, as long as all the other options are poor, we should just accept our lot and work ridiculous extra nonsense to maintain the illusion of progress in schools. Why not just employ robots and bouncers? They won't complain about principles or integrity, the students won't move from their seats, and they'll certainly generate the ludicrous spoon fed grades demanded to order...
    Idiomas11 and Scintillant like this.
  15. the hippo

    the hippo Established commenter Community helper

    Come friendly bombs and fall on Croydon...

    As for quitting the teaching profession, I think that is a silly idea. Teaching is a wonderful job, just as long as you don't do it in the UK. Having left the UK in 1998, I have been teaching in Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Romania, Qatar, the UAE and now China.

Share This Page