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General Strike UK: Brit Education Minister talks through his arse

“Education Secretary Michael Gove has warned teachers against taking part in Thursday's strikes - saying they risk losing respect for their profession.
And he told the BBC he backed the idea of "parents going in to help" keep schools open in England and Wales.” - bbc

So in other words, Gove thinks that the respect for the teaching profession is best maintained by teachers keeping a stiff upper lip in the face of exploitation as opposed an irate downturned brow? What would such ‘teachers’ be teaching the workers of tomorrow in schools? “its alright boys and girls, however much thou art screwed, you have to maintain the respect for your profession and take it with a smile”?

ed wishes the teachers of the United Kingdom the best in their endeavour to kill two birds with one stone - fighting against exploitation, and teaching the students that wage-slavery does not have to be unquestioningly paired with subservience.
In that, you are certainly keeping up your reputation as true educators.

It’s great when teachers go on strike. Let’s not forget that they are playing a part in ‘educating’ the wage-slaves of tomorrow and equipping them with the requisite skills to add more pounds to the loot of the elite. But, thankfully, this is sort of tempered by their going on strike every now and then as it teaches the kiddies that when it is their turn to be exploited as and when they take on the dubious mantle of 'respectable, honest and hardworking members of society', they should not let the elite take it too far. It keeps their humanity alive. If not, they are headed toward complete incorporation as cogs and wheels within the capitalist machinery. So good one to the teachers. Tell this toffy git Gove to stuff it and go for it.

And of course we can expect Gove to support ‘parents going in to help’ keep schools open in England. ‘Schools’? Nice innocuous-sounding word that. More like ‘wage-slave production units’. Anyway, Gove’s support for this parental ‘initiative’ is triple-purposed. One, he hopes to shame the teachers into feeling that they are somehow shirking their duty as ‘educators’. They should be ashamed that less qualified parents have to step into their clogs in schools. Secondly, we can see parental help as serving the same function as charity. It helps keep the system moving and helps to relieve the elite of responsibility. Thirdly, it helps impress upon the kids that their teachers are irresponsible in partaking of strike action since their parents, whom have, generally, proven that they care more given their greater responsibility in their upbringing are stepping in to the the teachers' jobs. Hence, the kids can take the lessons that are part of the curriculum, whilst thus being taught to see and ignore this instance of irresponsibility.

How nice.

ed wishes the teachers of the United Kingdom the best in their endeavour to kill two birds with one stone - fighting against exploitation, and teaching the students that wage-slavery does not have to be unquestioningly paired with subservience. In that, you are certainly keeping up your reputation as true educators.


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