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Why aren't the teaching unions doing more to promote teaching as a career

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Shedman, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Nicky Morgan has laid into the NASUWT for not doing more to promote teaching accusing it of being negative. Should the unions be promoting teaching or should they be protecting their members' interests?
  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Basically she's telling them to lie...What do you expect from a politician, esp. a Tory one...esp. Tory one who claims to be a Christian?
  3. install

    install Star commenter

    Because Nicky Morgan is involved....
  4. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    They are not interested in doing either - only in making political capital.
  5. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    the unions are only as strong as their membership. As a body, teachers have stood by and allowed governments to do what ever they want to education and children. How many of us have crossed a picket line to go to work? The workload agreement was put in place and then undermined by teachers more than anyone else. So why should the remaining union reps bother with so little support, especially from younger teachers who are the ones that will be most effected.
  6. install

    install Star commenter

    Teaching shouldn't need promoting if it is respected enough....
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  7. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    perhaps we should be promoting the fact that surveys repeatedly show that most adults and young people respect and believe teachers far far more than any politician.
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  8. install

    install Star commenter

    She is asking the Unions to do a bit of propaganda here...something like this:

    Become a teacher because
    1 You will be trusted to do your job
    2 You will have a great pay rate
    3 There is loads of Overtme Pay
    4 You can have a second home like MPs
    5 You will have all expenses covered
    6 You will not be watched by Ofsted

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  9. Josh7

    Josh7 Occasional commenter

    Anyone able to name any union that promotes the careers of their members?
  10. install

    install Star commenter

    The ATL ...
  11. katykook

    katykook Occasional commenter

    They wouldn't want to be taken to court for mis-selling.
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  12. pcsmush

    pcsmush Occasional commenter

    What can the Unions say?
    Four in every ten teachers that qualify leave the profession within a year of getting their QTS?
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
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  13. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    Oh Nicky, Nicky, Nicky. They won't lie for you.

    I was going for patronising. Were you in your speech today?

    Bye the way, I would rather fight you for four years....

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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    They're making Nicky look bad... bad Unions, naughty Unions.
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  15. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    If the advert promising 65k isn't working why would people listen to the unions saying teaching is a wonderful job?

    And don't the Tories hate the unions anyway?

    PS As for the ASA saying the ad wouldn't mislead anyone, would they like to have a nice chat with my big brother?... He can't understand why I'm not getting a job ASAP if there's that amount going begging....
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  16. WJClarkson

    WJClarkson Occasional commenter

    It would be slander to tell people that it's a good career choice! Last time I checked you could get sued for that so unions probably wouldn't want to risk it!

    Claimant: "The union told me that teaching was a worthwhile professional where I will be trusted and respected. I am suing for £100,000 because of the emotional trauma that I have suffered from bulling management and a deteriorating mental state because I've been working 13 hour days, 6 days a week!"
    Court: "We award the claimant the full sum of £100,000."

    Yeah... I can see why unions wouldn't promote the "profession"...
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