Will children's education benefit?;Letter
It picks up on the union-inspired line that "teachers work longer days than outsiders imagine" but the article fails to put the point that most teachers who have experience of the five-term year claim that it reduces stress.
The article fails to challenge the "perk" mentality of a minority section of the teaching force - a mentality that has consistently helped to de-professionalise teachers in the eyes of the public. Most culpably, the article is short on delineating improvements to pupil learning - which are the issue.
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