Teachers are cranky.
So cranky that if they could find TODAY’s Phoebe Burgess she’d probably be on detention.
The panellist has found herself in trouble after claiming our beloved teachers are lazy as they “clock off at 3pm”.
The pregnant TV presenter and wife of South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess, was on a panel discussing the move by an English secondary school to ban homework so that teachers will have more time to plan “inspiring lessons” rather than setting and marking homework.
Burgess, a regular on the show, told the hosts that she didn’t support the move, saying she was for “old school education” and felt homework was beneficial for “discipline, work ethic, cementing what they have learnt for the day.”
She said that her sister was a Latin teacher and she saw what work teachers did and she felt they certainly did have the time if they wanted to fit in marking homework.
“I think it’s plain lazy to say you don’t have time,” she said.
“You clock off at 3pm. Make the time.”
While Burgess’s words enraged viewers, what they said to me was that she has never witnessed 25 five and six-year-olds en mass crammed into a demountable classroom.