Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:28:21 PM
If teachers put as much effort into teaching as they do into complaining about it the world would be a better place.
Teachers don't know they`re born.
@madduck: if the pay put you off teaching, whatever you do don`t look at nursing. You say `the pay is rubbish`? No it isn`t. My wife is a nurse and regularly works 16 hour shifts and after 10 years` service she earns a teacher`s starting salary.
You just made the perfect argument for Gove's policies, indeed that he should go further. All schools should be free schools, and government should have nothing to do with provision of education. Their involvement should be limited to funding an account for each child that can only be used to pay for education, apprenticeships, support for home education or other expenses for the education of the child.
That gets rid of all the problems you complain of.
You are quite right. My mother was a teacher through all the changes (I finished education two years before the revolting Blair got in). She saw the decline first hand.