Azara Blog: For some reason the BBC runs a story about teachers and the credit crunch

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Date published: 2008/04/12

The BBC says:

Some teachers are being hit by the ongoing credit crunch as their salaries fail to keep pace with their mortgages.

Grants to cash-strapped teachers from the Teacher Support Network charity rose 70% in the first quarter of 2008.

And more teachers struggling with their mortgages sought help from the National Association of School Masters Union of Women Teachers' benevolent fund.

What a bizarre story from the BBC. Are teachers special in any way with regard to the credit crunch? No, so why do they get a special mention? This just sounds like a press release for a special interest pressure group (teachers and their trade unions).

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