Behind the headlines 2

In the metro this morning there was a story in the Metro Train-in-Spain teachers shut school. It goes on to paint training days in Spain as a holiday in term time for teachers, and implies that closing the school for training is unusual.

Nothing could be further from the truth! INSET days are prescribed by government- the school has got to do them- this isn’t even obscure, it’s a well known fact and in not acknowledging in Metro were putting a dishonest spin on the story. The only story here is that a School chose to hold its training abroad because it was cheaper that way.

The BBC this morning had a more balanced view- parents were broadly in favour of saving money, and acknowledged that investing in training the teachers was investing in the kids- not creaming off money for a jolly away day.

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