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UNIONS WILL BE BY-PASSED IN SCHOOL REFORM DISCUSSIONS

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Teachers are to be consulted about the reform of schools, without relying on the views of trade union leaders, rep...
Teachers are to be consulted about the reform of schools, without relying on the views of trade union leaders, reports The Guardian (p5).

David Blunkett has signalled the proposals in a letter to head teachers and governing bodies of schools. In it he said: 'My intention is that we should always consult and we shall set up machinery to take views and respond to the suggestions of all those who feel they have something positive to offer.'

Nigel de Guchy, general secretary of the NAS/UWT, told The Guardian that teachers will give exactly the same views as the union. Mr Blunkett should listen to the views of classroom teachers, not just professors and head teachers.
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