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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Crackdown on incompetence

Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News Comment
Crackdown on incompetence
New teachers are slipping into the classroom without the skills, knowledge and temperament needed to do the job, according to a major review of teacher training. The discussion document, just released by the Ministry of Education, called for a crackdown to ensure all newly registered teachers were up to scratch. The Teachers Council admitted it didn't know if incompetent teachers were entering the workforce as national measures to test certain skills didn't exist. It comes amid a drive to push up teacher numbers to fill a predicted shortfall of up to 1000 next year. Seeing as we have no nationally centralized body to control entry to teaching and rely on the schools to decide if a teacher is good enough, the very same schools desperate to keep those teachers, you can see how bad teachers get to be kept. Isn’t it time to start looking at bonding teachers with free education so that we get 100% of trained Teacher students staying in NZ rather than 40%?


At 25/9/07 10:48 am, Blogger Jeff said...

Yeah Bomber thats really going to encourage people to train and be a teacher. Hey you I am literally binding you to this country, fricken awesome.

How about just paying them more, that generally works in the medium term.

At 26/9/07 1:02 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean - have teachers paid to get their degrees, and then bonded for the same amount of time as it took to get their degrees?
Like they used to do?
Don't be silly - it might actually work, and, we couldn't have that, could we!


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