Thursday, July 23, 2009

Auntie gets in on the act!

It was nice to get one in before the Beeb yesterday! They managed to catch up this morning by reporting the 'Teachers "are scared of numeracy"' story.
Of course, the report has been rubbished by the DCSF, who spun it by claiming that the degree is a 'well-respected three year education degree' and by talking about how teachers' pay has improved 'over the past twelve years' - don't they realise how people are sick to the back teeth of this kind of cheap party political point scoring?.
What they can't challenge, however, is the report's claim that trainees can get onto the degree course with only a C grade at GCSE in maths and English.

2 comments:

  1. . . . claiming that the degree is a 'well-respected three year education degree' and by talking about how teachers' pay has improved 'over the past twelve years'

    And still the gap widens between the disadvantaged and advantaged. What about all those children (typically the neediest) being taught by TA's because teachers do not appear to have the skills or time for these children. Teacher training is not about intellectual rigour, it is about cramming content into trainee teachers so they can subsequently cram content into their pupils. Those pupils that don't cope with the cramming of the content can be labelled SEN.

    What about the lack of scientific and evidence based teaching?

    For goodness sake ... talk about jobs for the boys.

    DL

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