Evidence recently handed to the Departments for Education in the US and the UK, has exposed the current trend in the hiring of Animal Teaching-Assistants (ATAs). In this picture, we see a kindly but potentially ferocious badger, mixing with unsuspecting children.
Spokesperson for the US Deparment for Education & Schools, Mrs Tamothy Hodge said:
"Schools have been hiring our animal friends since around 1990. They were generally thought of as being cuddly accessories for the classroom. Very few maulings have occured during this time period."
However, I think it's fair for me to editorialise for a minute, and say that it's only a matter of time before badgers, rats, ferrets, etc. cause serious and lasting damage to our schools.