Poor potential teachers, who daren’t take up teaching in primary schools lest they be thought gay! Oh, dear! Poor souls!
This finding comes in a report from the UK’s largest teachers’ union, the NUT.
“The reality is that men and women become teachers because it’s an invigorating job,” says Tony Souter, a joint divisional secretary of the union, “and working with kids gives a real kick to people who want to do something that benefits society, rather than become a banker.”
I think he’s spelling that last word with a w.
“But we’re not paying teachers enough, which leads to a perception that it’s a woman’s job providing a second income.”
But aren’t women paid the same as men? And what’s wrong with “a woman’s job”? And, anyway, how much money do they want?
Anyway, if these real men think being thought gay is is a crap idea, it’s as well that they won’t become teachers, because schools don’t need men like them.
It’s a nice, neat, elegant, convenient, self-regulating mechanism?