Apparently teacher recruitment is falling. However, it is not only falling short of required numbers but the government are actually recruiting fewer and fewer teachers despite a rising population.
The coalition is serially failing to match its own teacher recruitment goals, prompting critics to warn that there will be 27,000 fewer teachers in three years’ time than will be needed.
For the third year in a row the government is set to miss its target for trainee teachers across primary and secondary schools. Just 30,510 trainees have been placed in teacher training so far for 2014-15 – more than 4,000 short of the target and 7,700 fewer than were recruited in 2010.
To make matters worse it doesn’t sound like this is due to ‘austerity’ as, according to Labour, more money is being spent now on a recruitment campaign than in 2010 even though targets are actually lower.
Now here’s the HILARIOUS bit – we all know, deep down, why fewer teachers are being recruited, don’t we? Well, one commentator in The Guardian’s comments section gave that very reason – and it turns out it was the top rated comment:
The comment is of course screen capped here incase The Guardian decide to delete it. It will be interesting to see if they do as they are known to love censorship – as I have found out many times until I gave up trying to comment there.
Who knows, perhaps if there are no teachers then the school system will collapse – an end to our system of
feminist indoctrination education?