We must have been terrible to teach; we were forever asking questions. That's one of the reasons why we know that we could never be a schoolteacher.
But we have a question for the teachers today; will they lose any pay if they turn up to work, but refuse to reach a specific class?
This is a serious question. Withdrawl of labour is usually an act of last resort, because of the financial consequences. Can teachers really claim the moral high ground on their pay dispute if it is a Clayton's strike?
We own and manage a business. If a staff member was to turn up but refuse to do part of the job they are contracted to do, there would be consequences. Will there be consequences for teachers who refuse to teach Year 9 students today? Or should there be? We'd love to hear what YOU think, and that includes PPTA members.