Our poverty is a disgrace
Our department has just enough money to cover the cost of exercise books each year, and replace changed set texts at A-level. We teach from outdated books because there simply isn't the money to buy anything newer or more engaging.
At parents' evenings, I always feel embarrassed when I am asked what we are studying with the pupils, and then angry that I have to defend the position I am put in and would rather not be in.
Maybe teachers who have always taught in Wales are used to this poverty.
Those of us who have taught in England as well will know that the schools there seem like millionaire's mansions compared to Welsh ones.
I'm glad that this issue has been brought into the public forum and I hope the debate continues.
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