9 Sep '14

News Don't denigrate teachers, we need more of them | Fiona Millar

The education secretary's own image will plummet if she and her colleagues cannot make sure we have enough school teachersThe new education secretary seems to have got off to a mixed start. First keeping her head down, apart from the odd unexceptional interview and article, then suggesting that teachers have an image problem, then refusing to rule out for-profit schools, and finally getting caught up in a bizarre climbdown over the idea that setting should be compulsory.I even found myself wondering if this last strange episode was a Goveian plot from beyond the grave, to unsettle the otherwise rather successful dulling down of the educational debate before the general election. Continue reading...

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