In a clear sign of defiance against the government, New Zealand’s teachers have backed up their strike from earlier in the week by assigning each member of Parliament a 1,000-word essay on the major themes and underlying meaning of the strike.
“We’re hoping that by setting this essay as homework, we’ll also be setting a clear precedent,” said strike attendee and English teacher Helen MacAnuff.
“Teachers are sick of dealing with these working conditions.”
“The long hours and low pay have added up, and we’re hoping that Parliament will learn a thing or two about what we’re been going through while writing their essays”.
The PPTA have thrown their support behind the idea, as well.
“I can’t stop laughing at the idea of Winston Peters and David Seymour having to write essays again, as if they were back at school!” said PPTA President, Jack Boyle.
“If that doesn’t work, we can always make them bake a cake or something to raffle off as a fundraiser!”
“I bet Simon Bridges will try and sneak in some crappy Countdown sponge, though…”