SCHOOL’S OUT FOR TEACH­ERS

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A NEW sur­vey shows that al­most half of teach­ers con­sider quit­ting their jobs within ten years.

The sur­vey of 1,200 Bri­tish teach­ers found that most teach­ers be­gin work in­tend­ing to stay for a long time, but their en­thu­si­asm is worn away very quickly. The Gov­ern­ment has sug­gested teach­ing con­di­tions could be im­proved through re­duced work­loads and higher pay.

How­ever, the au­thors of the study point out that the type of work, not the amount, is the key is­sue. They say a ma­jor part of the prob­lem is the heavy fo­cus on tests, which takes away from the cre­ativ­ity of teach­ing.

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