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Silent 22 speak out

Toni Yarde

Silent 22 speak out

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Twenty-two Alexandra teachers, “who come to school every day”, have written new Chief Education Officer Laurie King requesting a meeting.
In a letter dated January 14, a copy of which was obtained by the DAILY?NATION, Alexandra’s Silent 22 – as they call themselves – state that the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union president Mary Redman does not speak for them.
And they argue that if those on strike honestly believe their personal differences with principal Jeff Broomes are so deep that they cannot, or do not, want to work with him – “or with some of us” – they should seek transfers.
“We are sincerely requesting that we or a representative group of us (even including ancillary staff and students, if necessary) be allowed to meet with the ministry (minister),” they wrote.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.