Male teachers are a threatened species

Paranoia about child abuse has driven male teachers out of the classroom. There is an over-the-top concern that it is not safe to leave children with men. These themes are running through society to such an extent that attitudes have become skewed and we discriminate against male teachers. These negative and unhelpful belief systems require to be challenged because they poison every area of British society. Although all carers undergo the most stringent checks by the police and other organisations, it is clear that men are considered to be the greatest potential threat to the children. Child protection is now essentially protection of all young people from the male population. We are simply reaping today in the classroom what has been sown in the world of social work.

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