Mary Bousted, the head of the normally moderate Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), told the Guardian: \”I think the threat to get parents to cover teachers is just ludicrous, the idea that children can usefully spend time in school being baby-sat ups the ante even more. This is inflammatory and it is inept. Michael Gove\’s intervention is further evidence of ineptitude and cack-handedness.
So, if the people we pay to look after our children in the day refuse to look after our children in the day then it\’s naughty of us to look after our children in the day?
Who, other than us, can look after our children in the day if the people we pay to do so bunk off?