This is an amazing, MUST READ article from the Guardian. Check it out!
Clearly, the teachers and their union feel that they are a special case and austerity should apply to everybody else but not themselves.
Teachers often cite increasing workloads, undisciplined pupils and increasing bureaucracy.
Surely, it’s time to also consider the UK’s falling level of education standards compared to international benchmarks and ask the teachers to share the blame? Many youngsters are leaving school without basic proficiency in English and Maths, and are accordingly virtually unemployable.
In my mind, it’s time for UK teachers to be accountable for results, namely the quality of UK education.
Let me turn this to an open question:
Should the UK Government start outsourcing public education to improve quality and secure better value-for-money?