The head of a teaching union today called on parents not to help keep schools open during the planned teachers' strike, saying they could put children "in danger".Oh? How? Will they be running with scissors?
Mary Bousted, head of the normally moderate Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said well-meaning parents could do more harm than good if they volunteer to look after pupils while teachers take industrial action.But hang on, these are their own children, aren’t they? What danger could they possibly be between 8:30 and 3:30, that they aren’t outside of those hours?
Ms Bousted said: "Some parents with the best of intentions could put themselves in danger and children in danger. They should not do it."It’s not just the children at risk, but the parents themselves?
Come on, Mary, be a bit more specific, can’t you? Surely your £130k pay packet buys us that?