Worker's revolt

18th July 2003 at 01:00
As the long hot summer term draws snail-pace to an end, I read in your pages that I am to be shackled to my desk until I am 65 and face the prospect of teaching classes of 80.

I feel I must ask the question: what will heads, deputy heads, leading teachers and advanced skills teachers be doing?

Under New Labour, is it still politically correct to use the phrase "Up the Workers!"?

Mary Yates 19 Homefield Road Ware, Hertfordshire

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