Leaders reflect staffroom anger

11th February 2000 at 00:00
HOW refreshing to hear a teachers' leader use language that truly reflects the reaction to the pay rise in staffrooms up and down the country (TES, February 4).

A newly-qualified, graduate teacher will still earn less than the manager of the smallest fast-food outlet in the country. Heads regard the performance-mangement system as a bureaucratic nightmare and consultants have been paid millions of pounds which could have gone directly into schools. Teachers who voted for this Government are rightly furious. They have been treated with contempt by a Labour government.

Virginia Edwards

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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