Jill

Last week I met a friend who teaches in a primary school and asked him whether he would be willing to contribute anything to this website. He said that he already knew about it and thought it was a good thing, but he was fearful about writing anything for it even though it was anonymous, because he was worried that somehow, someone might trace it back to him. It wasn’t that he didn’t have anything to say, he said there were numerous ridiculous things happening in the school for him to choose from. This is a man who is active in the trade union, normally confident and outspoken in his views, supports others in the community and is passionate about social justice. In spite of this, his workplace, a primary school is so repressive that in this instance he was frightened to tell the truth about the things that are happening there.