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Teachers vote for strikes

The National Union of Teachers has passed a resolution calling for fresh walkouts over the Government's changes to public sector pensions. The NUT has released a survey which shows that two in five teachers have low or very low morale.

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Parents and pupils 'bullying' teachers online

Teachers are facing death threats, abuse and allegations of serious crimes by pupils and parents through social networking sites, a survey by the NASUWT suggests.

Online abuse of teachers is widespread, with more than two-fifths (42%) of those questioned saying they had been a victim of it, of those:

  • 61.2% said a pupil had written an insulting comment about them on a social networking or internet site
  • 38.1% said a student had made comments about their competence or performance as a teacher
  • 9.1% said they had faced allegations that they behaved inappropriately with pupils

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