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.

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