Fred finished yesterday and what a great feeling it is. Seven weeks of freedom from schoolkids, colleagues and most of all parents!
The government is going to take a week's holiday away from him in 2013, so this will be the last time but one that he has seven weeks. The idea is to reduce work prssure on teachers. Funny way of doing it. How about talking the right of children and their parents to appeal against the marks they have been given or all sorts of other measures? Dutch teachers already work harder than all their other colelagues in at least western Europe.