One in three condemned today’s teachers’ strike. He published a harrowing photo of his son curled up on the ground having an anxiety attack on strike.
Becky Bohan, 43, from Hertfordshire, claims school strikes have sent her eldest son back into the mental torture of lockdown.
In the photo, Becky’s eldest son can be seen wrapped in a blanket lying on the floor of the house.
Only her eldest daughter had to stay home today, but the mother of three claims her entire working hours have been adjusted and she fears losing customers as a result.
Becky’s three children, ages 12, 10 and 7, received notice of school closures days ago as teachers across the UK went on strike today.
“I’m trying to juggle my life, my kids, my mental health and my financial situation to make ends meet.
“Even in school WhatsApp groups, parents have expressed how frustrated they are with all of it, with some having to take their children to work or taking time off completely without pay. There is even
“It will soon have a ripple effect across all industries,” she said.
Becky said she wanted to support school strikes and even planned one in solidarity, but she feels they would get more support if others were given more consideration. .
She claims that the child’s school only notified parents a few days in advance and that the message provided did not make it clear why certain years ended and others ended.
Regarding this issue, she said:
“I wholeheartedly support what they are doing, but they need to be more organized.
“I agree that funding and educational conditions need to be improved. If they are not in the right place, so are my children.
“My younger kids are left confused because half the school is in and the other is not. They don’t think this is fair.
“If all the kids are at home, it’s fine, but with two at school and one at home, it’s very confusing. It’s for
Becky explains that the uncertainty caused by the strike has left her son in a bad mood, causing him to cry hysterically and have anxiety attacks.
“All this trauma is resurfaced because of the lack of routine,” she said.
Now she believes the government needs to act quickly to prevent further chaos, but she also believes teachers should use the situation to teach children about morality. increase.
Becky also believes that teachers need to be supported and allowed to focus on children’s needs rather than their financial concerns.
“As far as I am concerned, the education system needs a complete overhaul and, if possible, I would like to remove them from schools entirely.
“It’s not healthy for them, it’s not the right way they’re looking to learn. It’s no longer on track and doesn’t support the needs of children at all.”
Up to 4.5 million children are being forced to stay at home today as teachers launched the first of seven strikes by the National Union for Education (NEU) in February and March. increase.
Up to 150,000 teachers are estimated to have gone on strike today, and 23,000 schools are expected to be affected.
As a result, hundreds of parents remained outraged, claiming they were only informed of the closure of their children’s schools hours before the strike.
Parents were left in a rush to find costly last-minute childcare and permission to work from home or take time off to supervise remote lessons.
The National Education Union has warned school officials that they will do “whatever it takes” to achieve a pay rise to beat inflation, and the strike could last into the summer.