Those arguing against the motion said that the teachers union should not be blamed for the failure of the system. They argued that social factors like poverty and shrinking budget are the main causes of the failure. The problems faced by students at home affect the student’s understanding and thinking capacity. Poverty makes students not to learn properly due to lack of reading materials. Shrinking budget also affects the system because with insufficient funds the reading materials can not be bought. They further claimed that teachers union are not suppose to be blamed in this issues since they do not play any part in ensuring that parents support their children academically, but they are concerned on teachers welfare (Debate, 2014).
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