I've been thinking about an exchange I had in Manchester. Britain's second largest teaching union, the NUSWT, promoted itself at the three Party Conferences. Their stand was uncompromising. The posters contained no hint of renewal or improvement; no recognition of the huge increase in attainment that the nation demands. Simply a series of statements opposing even this Government's relatively feeble attempts at reform. Above them all the keynote claim 'PUTTING TEACHERS FIRST'.
I approached the imposing woman behind the counter. "Shouldn't that read 'putting children first' I ventured. "Certainly not! We're a Trade Union and I'm its General Secretary."
Boom! There, right there! That is why the unions are such a bunch of fucking cunts and should be destroyed, utterly, at the soonest opportunity. It is also why the public sector is full to the brim with these bastards: those working in the sector don't give a crap about their customers and, as far as the unions are concerned, the general public aren't their customers anyway.
Look, 150 years ago unions had a place: they were there to redress the balance between poor workers and over-mighty industrialists. And that's fair enough.
But in the days of buckets of equality legislation and the National Minimum Wage, unions simply have no place. The only reason that these fuckers exist is because they continue to shore up the Labour Party's finances.
We should utterly destroy them, and do it soon.
learly I'd struck lucky and this was the big boss. "We put teachers first so we can get the terms and conditions that allow us to do the best for the children."
Yeah, and how's that working out for you? Oh, wait, it's working great for you: it just isn't working out quite so well for the poor children, is it? You stinking whore-harpy of aspirational destruction, you.
"But haven't you noticed that on the commercial stalls around you businesses are saying that they put the customer first?" Mrs Chris Keates drew herself up to her full height. "I won't take lessons from the private sector with their bonus culture," she expostulated
Uh-huh. Is it just me, or do many teachers not get bonuses these days? And could I just remind you, Mrs Chris Keates, that "the private sector with their bonus culture" pay your fucking wages? Not voluntarily—after all, what sensible, hard-working person would pay a screaming shit like you even to lick their arsehole clean?—but through extortion.
I simply cannot be bothered to comment on the rest of this tedious woman's excrescence: however, you can read the whole thing for yourself and, I hope, hold you head in absolute despair. And then punch your screen in rage as you contemplate that hidebound shits like Mrs Chris Keates will happily crew up your childrens' education—and their entire future—simply because she can and, worse, because she believes it's right.
"But," I hear you cry. "None of this is the teachers' fault: they cannot help the fact that their union representatives are turds of the very first water."
Teachers deserve better than this. They deserve a professional body run by people who recognise that education is much more than the classroom; that there are lessons to learn from the private sector; that independent schools might have ideas worth borrowing; that a new generation needs new methods as well as old. Above all a professional body that could only label its stand PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST because that was what it was all about—day in day out from first thing to the moment the last script was marked.
You see, the teachers are just like all of those corrupt fucking doctors who are memebrs of the BMA and other fucking societies: they could refuse to pay the subs, they could refuse to condone this disgusting behaviour.
But they do not: they continue to fund medical and educational mediocrity: they continue to grasp greedily at the golden apples and fuck everyone else—including those who they are charged with protecting and nurturing.
Some of you might argue that this is fair enough—that humans are motivated by self-interest and none of this can be changed. Sure, that is fair enough.
But let's stop painting these cunts as angels. Why?
Because the sooner we realise that these public servants are not, in fact, wonderful angels then the sooner we will realise that throwing them out of their jobs and on to the street is not some moral outrage: it is simply the price that must be paid in order to ensure that our society thrives and that our children are not irretrievably fucked up by the venality of those who claim to protect them.
Sack them: sack them all.
* No deep link. Seriously, I know that you politico fuckheads are pathologically incapable of getting to grips with technology but don't you think, since you try to tell us which technologies we should adopt, that you should understand this web thing?