About a third of schools in England and Wales have been disrupted by the first national teachers' strike in 21 years.
The walkout by thousands of teachers has closed or partially closed up to 8,000 schools, forcing working parents to stay at home or find childcare.
And the children will actually have learned more today than they would otherwise do...
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is staging more than 50 rallies, as members demand a 4.1% pay rise rather than the 2.45% on offer.
Look, you silly cunts, you aren't going to get 4.1% because there is nothing in the coffers. Quite apart from that, given the lack of educational attainment by state-school children, the simple fact is that you do not deserve any kind of pay rise.
If we had a voucher system, of course, this kind of shit wouldn't happen. And we shouldn't have a national fucking pay deal anyway.
Gordon Brown has described the strike as "unfortunate and regrettable".
Thank you. This has been stock reponse #832/08.
I am just wearied by these bastards...