Friday, August 03, 2007

Children failing because of bad teaching

Hundreds of teachers who barely passed their degrees are taking crucial school subjects, figures show.

Staff with the worst qualifications are most likely to teach traditional disciplines such as maths, science and modern languages.

Just 41.6 per cent of trainee maths teachers achieved a first or 2.1 in their university degrees, 43 per cent of language trainees and 48 per cent science.

This is obviously having a negative effect on the education of British children. This is shown by the fact that a fifth of primary school children are unable read, write or add up properly.

If we want an educated population we should be trying to get the best teachers for British children and not people that have almost failed at the very subjects that they are going to teach.

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