Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

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Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Edcha##er

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We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt recently floated an idea he heard on a trip to Singapore: making teachers swear their own version of doctors' Hippocratic oath.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, teachers reacted strongly. On Twitter, #teacheroath began trending. As @HowardScott75 put it, "what other profession, besides the public sector, would mobilise so vociferously on a Sunday night except teachers?"

Some wondered about the logistics. @jennykrobinson noted that oaths were "best sworn over holy relics" and suggested "letters granting free school status touched by Gove" could do the trick.

Meanwhile, @SnoozeinBrief said: "I think this #teacheroath is a bad idea, because *takes off sunglasses*. …

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