Teachers from the BSTU joined together at Solidarity House yesterday, moments before declaring their intention not to correct any SBAs. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
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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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