Teachers know how to protest: a demonstration

We have all the skills needed to get our point across, defuse tension and fight for good causes, says this primary teacher

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I was 14 when I attended my first protest march. I have hazy memories of tramping through dreich Edinburgh streets, surrounded by teachers and fellow pupils yelling “No ifs, no buts, stop the education cuts!” In truth, the volume of my own yells was less to do with my passion for local government funding strategies and more with the vain hope that I might lose my voice and be unable to do a German speaking test the following day. I don’t remember much Standard Grade German, but the camaraderie and satisfaction of that march has stayed with me.

Last year, I attended another demonstration. It ...

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