are denied the most fundamental resource on which all students depend
if Michael Wilshaw is an inspired and inspiring head of the small autocrat Ofsted or the other remains to be seen, but Will Hutton ("Teachers, stop being so defensive. It is time not to embrace the culture excuses "comment) is right to encourage teachers at all levels to embrace the art and skills that could lead to Thomas Huxley" ladder of progress "finally got widely. For now, a problem that plagues the "profession" of teaching in primary and secondary maintained, and education is that graduates or graduates of relatively little to be teaching as a career rate.
As director of Hertford College, Oxford, who can claim a significant proportion of participants in the service sector, perhaps I could convince some of his Hertfordfians Hutton in the world the state of school education should be a world in which we could live. For now, tight budgets, it is difficult for leaders to appoint newly qualified teachers and a hyperactive Michael Gove is sweeping the school grounds through their academy, free schooling and college technical college " Gold Rush. "So the more urgent is the need for" best and brightest "to pursue a career in teaching in a time of dislocation and the real potential and disintegration.
There are two arguments that are missing from the article Will Hutton. First, how much more pressure are good teachers, will be competent? Currently, over 30% of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years, it is increasingly difficult to get good candidates to run as administrators
Second, one of the positive results of Wilshaw proposals is that the priorities of teaching and learning become long term. Leaders and school principals will have to move from business leaders in learning experts.Frank Coffield
professor emeritus of education
University of London, London WC1
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