Rude, lewd and crude

22nd November 2013 at 00:00

Why do some columnists in TES think they have to use vulgar language to engage their readers? For example, in the 15 November issue, Beverley Briggs uses the phrase "piss away our cash" ("Stop, I want to get off") and Steve Eddison refers to a "clapped-out old git" ("I'm winging it to 65"). If they consider that this is appropriate language for educational professionals, it little wonder that other sections of the media hold teachers in such low regard.

Chris Wilcocks, Headteacher, London.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now