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Felled by a lot of snow balls

As usual, the rest of the media has decided to bash teachers ("Week in education", TES, February 6). Plenty of people were unable to get to work as a result of transport chiefs cancelling all London buses and most of the trains, yet it's teachers who get the blame. How could I go to work when my school was shut? What was I supposed to do - stand outside the school gates and teach in the snow?

Pauline Townsend, Comprehensive teacher, Ilford.

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