Steen Parish and I went to this march and rally yesterday.
See our banner at top left in this pic of the rally of parents, teachers and kids at Paisley on Sat 19 feb. 500 capacity hall and another 300 outside in the rain. This was an amazing rally of fast acting local empowerment.
Renfrewshire council have approved a harebrained scheme to use EU money intended for getting long term unemployed off the dole to put such folk into primary schools in place of teachers. These people will get a few days training and will then replace teachers for 10% of the school day (on minimum wage) and the SNP have the nerve to call this "enrichment".
The teachers have voted by 95% to oppose this madness with industrial action and the parents have pledged their support. The council says it doesnt care as it will use the mountain of unemployed teachers to scab in the event of a strike.