Only 8% of parents support the education secretary's reforms and think they are good for their children, the general secretary of the National Teacher's Union (NUT) said.
Christine Blower made it clear no one - teachers and parents - wanted to resort to a strike, but industrial action was necessary if a pay system which was "fair" to teachers "everywhere" was implemented.
More top news
Singer paid emotional tribute to victims of the Manchester Arena attack, saying 'it's awful... and whatever you can do to help, you should'.
The broadcaster, who also writes for MailOnline, 'agreed' with the radio station that she would no longer work there.
The US grunge star was found hanged and leaves behind his wife and three children.