Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Teaching numbers don't add up

Figures released today by the General Teaching Council of Scotland show just how much newly qualified teachers have been failed by the SNP government. 5 years ago 64% were able to find full-time employment, while this year the level stands at a staggering 16%.

Education Secretary Mike Russell seemed quite pleased with this, saying "After falling for four consecutive years, the proportion of post-probationers in full-time teaching has now stabilised."

Call me old-fashioned, but I can't remember 16% being considered a success in any of my school exams. Did you pass your O grade maths, Mike...?

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