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Talking points;National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers conference

* Doors that should be easily opened in emergencies are being locked and barred because of the post-Dunblane security regulations - Colin Wakeling, Edinburgh.

* Successive governments have "plundered" the notional teachers' pension fund - Tom Noon, Glasgow.

Talking points * "I do not want overworked, stressed children. Compulsory homework would kill the joy of childhood" - Sandie Reed, learning support teacher, Edinburgh.

* "We do not need constant change but funding to maintain and improve what we already have" - Judith Macleod, Highland.

* It is "lunacy" for a Labour government to dictate the number of hours pupils should do homework - Pat O'Donnell, South Lanarkshire.

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