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A Class Act

by | 10th, December 2003

”’WERE teachers better in your day?” asks the Times beneath a story about how half of all primary school lessons are sub-standard.

”Hmmm. Which end do I use?”

You can send your answer via email to the Times, who will then, we suppose, forward your comments to Number 10 and thus fuel Tony Blair’s Big Conversation.

To get the talking shop rolling, Ofsted, which knows about these sorts of things, says that poor teaching is robbing children of their right to a good education.

In other words, teaching today is, at best, no better than it was.

To deal with the apparent facts first: one in eight lessons in English and maths is ”unsatisfactory”; a lack of knowledge in the teachers ”is a consistent factor in unsatisfactory teaching”; head teachers are just as likely to be

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