A sense that they are being treated fairly and that their loyalty is valued is vital in maintaining the morale of any workers. What are teachers, among them conscientious ones, feeling in the wake of the salary deduction debacle in the Department of Education? In the face of all this, the Department of Education has maintained a deafening silence. What are ill-treated teachers to do? Go to the expense of getting a court interdict to force the department to pay them for the work they did?