Monday, October 17, 2005

Poor teaching acceptable - Minister

If mainstream teaching and discipline were acceptable, would the Education Secretary, Ruth Kelly, really need to spend £120m on providing catch-up lessons in English and Maths?

Identifying and fixing the problems that lead to children falling behind in the first place would be a far better use of resources. How often are teachers sacked for being unable to teach?

2 comments:

wonkotsane said...

I wonder how many sub-standard teachers have been employed to fulfil a multi-cultural quota.

Tu s. Tin said...

I have a child who was once falling behind and in a metting with teachers they said it was MY fault and he should be punished. When I questioned there teaching methods they were furious, and said they are not there to "entertain" the students and by sticking up for my child I was being a bad influence on him.