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What a sad article (teaching)

Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I had a job, oh years ago now, that I had to leave as it was definitely affecting my health. Horrible school, hard, hard kids, and a ridiculous commute. reading this article brought back a few memories I'd repressed - this chap seems to have had a far worse time then I did. I wasn't on medication, and I wasn't suicidal, but I certainly wasn't happy and I'm glad I bailed out, even though at the time I felt like the world's biggest flake for doing so.
    Anyway - article here:

    http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-...ing-robbed-me-of-my-health-and-nearly-my-life
     
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  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I say "chap" but it's a woman. Doh.
    Although women can be chaps too. :- )
     
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    One of the comments says it all:

    We are now at the point where if you have recently qualified as a teacher, nurse or doctor, you'd have to be insane not to move abroad to work unless you had obligations keeping you here.
     
  4. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Chapess, then. :)
    Reading Wilshaw's drivel made me look up the suicide rate for teachers, but I can't find any data more recent than 2009, when the rate had practically doubled. Does anyone have more recent data?
     
  5. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    A very sad read. I agree with her observation that it is the best teachers who are most likely to be broken by our current system.
     
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  6. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

  7. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Oh CK, what a terribly sad article. Parts of it describe last few years in the profession and it was not until I had left the school with the poison LT that I was able to see to see the situation clearly.

    If the lady who wrote this happens to come into this forum, I would like to wish her well and promise her there is life after mean, cruel, self-satisfied, bullying SLT.
     
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