PSP on high alert over controversial teachers’ test planned for tomorrow

As teachers movement Boicote & Cerco (Boycott and Siege) threatens renewed protests up and down the country, PSP police are reported to be on high alert for tomorrow’s controversial teachers’ tests due to be carried out in 80 schools.
As many as 4,000 teachers are due to be ‘tested’ tomorrow on their fitness to teach after the initial tests in December were marred by a storm of angry protests.
According to news reports, an official source for the PSP has confirmed that “adequate measures” will be taken to ensure that all the tests this time go ahead.
Meantime, Fenprof has lodged injunction bids at four courts in Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and Beja.
If just one of those bids is successful, tomorrow’s tests could be called off.
Fenprof defends its action, claiming there is absolutely no need for trained professionals with university degrees and proven experience to be further ‘tested’ on their abilities – particularly when that test puts more money into the coffers of the government.
Correio da Manhã newspaper adds that many teachers tomorrow will have to travel more than 100 kilometres in order to sit the unpopular exam.