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Your views: Are public sector workers right to strike?

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Darren Taylor Good luck to them. This rotten government has left them with no alternative.

Karen Leonard It's terrible when parents get fined for taking kids out of school but they can close schools when they like and the parents just have to lump it. I understand why they are doing it but it's the double standards that get to me.

Josie Olliffe They have every right to strike no one is going to go on strike just because they feel like it they have been given no choice. Maybe if their pay rise was the same as the MPs they wouldn't need to strike.

'One million' public sector workers go on strike

Hundreds of Schools in London are closed as teachers join other public sector workers for a national strike. The action has been hailed as the biggest strike over pay to hit the Government since it came to power in 2010.

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Home helps, lollipop men and women, refuse collectors, librarians, dinner ladies, parks attendants, council road safety officers, caretakers and cleaners are among those striking alongside teachers, firefighters, civil servants and transport workers.

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Hundreds of administrative workers at Transport for London were also on strike in a row over pay and pensions.


You views: Should primary teachers talk more about gay issues in the classroom?

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Amy K Gregory Let them be kids while they can, and when it comes to education in relationships include it. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Parents should already breaking the ice at home with this sort of stuff not relying on teachers.

Alex Knowles No. It is for parents to educate their kids on sex and sexuality.

Helen Ellis Think they should let children be children for god's sake and ENJOY childhood.

Most primary teachers think they are banned from talking about homosexuality

Most primary teachers in London think they're not allowed to talking about homosexuality in the classroom.

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A survey by the gay rights charity Stonewall found that 89% of teachers believe they're not allowed to discuss lesbian, gay or bisexual issues. That's compared to 76% nationally.

Exam was halted and correct paper given out

During an examination being taken by 30 first-year Electrical and Electronic Engineering students, the first page of the answer scheme was included alongside the question paper due to a printing error.

The Department became aware of the situation within five minutes of the exam beginning. The exam was halted and the papers were removed from the students.

The Department reviewed the situation carefully and concluded that students would not have been able to use the information to any advantage during the short time they had access to part of the answer scheme.

The exam questions required students to demonstrate the application of an algorithm to a given data set setting out detailed reasoning in their solutions. The required algorithms were not revealed in the answer scheme.

Once this was established, the exam recommenced with the correct version of the question paper.

– Imperial College London statement


Students started laughing when they realised error

One of the students, speaking to newspaper The Tab, said:

"I raised my hand briefly, hoping to inform the invigilators of the error, but quickly retracted it after realising I might be the only one with the mark scheme."

On looking around, I heard one of my peers sniggering at the front of the exam hall, and then seconds later the whole hall was in stitches as our examiners looked on blankly. Surely the best start to any of my exams."

A red-faced convenor decided to remove the mark schemes from the test and give it back to students, hoping that they would not be able to remember most of the answers.

Printing error attached answers to test papers

Imperial College, London. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Students at a top university burst out laughing in the middle of an exam when they realised the answers were stapled to their test papers.

The first year exam turned into a shambles after a printing error resulted in the paper's mark scheme being attached to the back of the questions booklet.

It gave first year students the answers to the complicated test for 40 Electrical and Information Engineering pupils at Imperial College, London.

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