Tory vice chair – unqualified teachers hired “on the cheap” in UK schools

Tom Pride reports the private misgivings within the Tory party of Gove hiring cheap, unqualified teachers. If this continues, we really will head back to the 19th century and poorly paid, poorly educated teachers worse than those Cole describes in ‘Guild Socialism Restated’.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Tories!)

The education secretary Michael Gove has decided that unqualified teachers can teach our children.

And now even senior Tories are questioning the decision.

According to the Times Educational Supplement, Tory vice-chairman Richard Harrington has written to Gove expressing his “worry” that the policy will be used to ‘hire on the cheap’ and fill classrooms with unqualified teachers not because they have valuable experience but because they are lower cost.

Of course, this is all being said in private – in public Harrington supports Gove’s policy of dumbing down teaching  and we only know about Harrington’s concerns because someone leaked his letter.

God forbid that actual parents of actual children should be involved in the discussions.

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Related articles by Tom Pride:

How The Gove Stole Summer (with apologies to Dr. Suess)

History ‘student’ who wrote in support of Michael Gove is really a Tory PR executive

Michael Gove:…

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