The guy fronting up the teacher strikes thinks we need to decolonise the curriculum, says Patrick Christys

The guy fronting up the teacher strikes thinks we need to decolonise the curriculum, says Patrick Christys
Patrick Christys

By Patrick Christys

Published: 03/04/2024

- 22:49

Teachers look set to go on strike AGAIN...

Teachers look set to go on strike AGAIN just in time for the new school year.

90% of teachers back a walkout over pay in a ballot conducted by the National Education Union.

The Head of the NEU is Daniel Kebede.

Fine...but let's have a look at who this guy is. He is a far-left, pro-Palestine questionably race-baiting activist.

Patrick Christys

Patrick Christys has blasted the idea of another teacher strike


He was elected to his role as the head of the NEU on just a 9% turnout.

And it's not all about the money, is it?

He said at a Socialist Workers Party’s Marxism conference that strikes were about “taking back control of an education system from a brutally racist state It is much more than about the issue of pay, it is about reorganising society, where we are free from racism and free from oppression”.

He is one of the leaders of the NEU reportedly calling on their 300,000 members to actively campaign for Palestine and “increase understanding” of the conflict.

A spokesperson for the NEU said: "In speaking to the rally Mr Kebede called for peace and justice in the Middle East and expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people. He used the slogan ‘globalise the intifada’ which is an expression of such solidarity, and of support for civic protests; it did not convey any support for violence."

According to the Cambridge dictionary, Intifada is: a violent act of opposition by the Palestinian people to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza you can decide what he really meant.

A teacher next to piles of classroom books

Teachers look set to go on strike again


Kebede thinks the British education is ‘institutionally racist’ and we need to ‘decolonise the curriculum’.

Do you really think this is all about pay and teaching conditions?

Teacher vacancies in England are currently 93% higher than pre-pandemic, and, despite lowering its recruitment targets, the government has failed to hire enough teachers in the last nine out of 10 years.

But the NEU apparently takes votes on whether or not to oppose the expansion of NATO.

What has that got to do with your child's education? Seriously...

I have a lot of sympathy for teachers who are overworked and underpaid. I really do.

But when your child's education is suffering because they can't go to school in September it's worth remembering that the guy who is fronting up these strikes is a bloke who wants a global intifada, to bring down a brutally racist state, and thinks we need to decolonise the curriculum.

Forgive me, but I'm not sure this is all about pay and conditions, is it?

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