Third-class graduates can make better teachers

“Sir, I am appalled that David Cameron has announced he will improve education by not allowing graduates with a third-class degree to become teachers (‘Cameron starts with the Finnish in drive to make teaching a job just for the elite’, Jan 19). There is no correlation between academic excellence and teaching ability. Indeed, in the ability to understand and deal with the difficulties some pupils have in grasping a subject, the opposite may be true …” (more)

[Jo Wagerman, Times, 20 January]

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