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Thu 21 Oct 2004
 on teaching 
How I learned the truth about teaching
Once again, education, which is at absolute heart of our society has become a political football as two parties, both keen to impress dithering and disgruntled voters, seek to control the game. Spending the last two weeks at the coal-face has brought home to me just how huge the impact of succeeding changes in educational policy has been for the people we expect to enact then, teachers. Not only do teachers get a rubbish press, but everyone from MP's to parents, thinks they should be telling them how to do their job, and insisting on inspections, tests and targets to police them every step of the way. A serial killer probably faces less interviews and 'observation' than a primary school teacher. No wonder no one is rushing to join the profession.
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