The original post has been taken down in the interests of furthering the peace and harmony we eventually seemed to arrive at. Long may it continue!
Many thanks to all who contributed to the discussion. I’ve “unapproved” your comments for the same reason as above – I hope you’ll all understand.
Let’s get back to what really matters – doing our best for our students and fighting to improve pay and conditions for teachers locally and worldwide.
Happy holidays if you have some!