Mixed results from Denver court order to improve teaching of English

This is a genuinely interesting story, but it also made me wonder what other court orders could influence our industry:

– A court orders a teacher to allow a pair of students who are flirting with each other to stay together, despite the activity finishing

– A court orders teachers to stop wasting time changing pairs all the time more generally

– A court orders IATEFL to actually represent its members when it comes to discrimination, industrial action, working conditions, etc

– A court gives compensation to a student, teacher or school who were fooled into buying a new textbook by the marking bs used by the publishers

– A court gives compensation to an ELT writer who was dismissed for introducing topics like LGBT issues into their textbook

– A judge gets all the “biggest TEFL courses” together to work out which actually have the right to claim that

– A court gives compensation to some who failed a CELTA or DELTA due to no scientific evidence that the way they were asked to teach is any more effective than the way that they did on the course

– A court stops recruiters asking for photos so that they can choose teachers by looks or race


Anyone fancy starting any of the cases above or have any other ideas of ones which could change our TEFL world?

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