Teachers from the BSTU joined together at Solidarity House yesterday, moments before declaring their intention not to correct any SBAs. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
FED UP AND tired of being disrespected, teachers in Barbados are planning to take action.
While the method has not yet been identified, almost 200 of them who attended a Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) meeting at Solidarity House yesterday agreed that action was needed to voice their disgust.
While a “day of disgust” and then a “day of respect” had been proposed, BSTU president Mary Redman said a decision on what kind of action and when it would take place would be made by the union’s executive council “very soon”.
Among the teachers’ main grievances were a demand by the Ministry of Education for them to correct Caribbean Examination Council School-Based Assessments, as well as what they described as a general disrespect by the Ministry of Education towards them. (RB)
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