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Booze, bags, bangles … Teachers report rise in gifted students

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/03/2010

Rachel Williams

"There was a time when a nicely polished apple was considered an appropriate offering for a teacher. In the competitive climate of key stage testing, Sats and continual assessment, however, it seems students - and their parents - are prepared to offer a little more to curry favour with Sir or Miss.

"A survey of members by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has unearthed an embarrassment of extravagant gifts lavished on teachers by their students, including a Tiffany bracelet, tickets to an England cricket match, and even a brace of pheasants.

"Other gifts reported by the union's grateful members included £1,000 worth of gift vouchers, a Mulberry handbag, an Yves Saint Laurent scarf and £200 worth of opera vouchers."

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"Booze, bags, bangles … Teachers report rise in gifted students", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/booze-bags-bangles-teachers-report-rise-in-gifted-students