Working class parents should be allowed to take their children on a week’s holiday outside the normal school calendar without running the risk of being fined, an influential teachers’ unions has said.
Poor children, defined as those eligible for free schools meals, run the risk of missing out because their parents cannot afford the high cost of travelling during school breaks, according to the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
“It can’t be right for children whose parents have less resources to never manage to go on a holiday just because they can’t afford to go in the school holiday time,” Christine Blower, the NUT’s general secretary said.
The head of a schoolteachers’ union states that poor children have their lives improved by having a week absent from those schoolteachers that head of a union represents.
If even the fucking union thinks that teachers have a negative value then why don’t we just fire the lot of them?