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Children and teachers becoming ghosts

Children and teachers becoming ghosts

Do you know a ghost child? Are you possibly raising one? A report this week by ATL pinpoints a worrying new phenomenon – the institutionalised infant, a whey-faced creature, stuck in school for ten hours a day, the child of commuting parents possibly, wandering from playground to desk to after-school club without real purpose, nodding off through boredom and fatigue. The sad thing is, as yet another timely ATL report brings home, the ghost child is increasingly likely to be taught by the ghost adult – a teacher grey with fatigue and stress, stuck at school for ten hours or more a day, wandering from duty to duty in playground, classroom or after-school club.
read more from this Guardian article by Melissa Benn

 

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