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Raise the bar for teachers, say MPs

by Margaret Holness

ENTRY to the teaching profession should be made more difficult, MPs said this week. The report of the Select Com­mittee on Teacher Training, pub­lished on Monday, said that current standards were too low. “It is of great concern to us that those with no A levels, or just a pass degree, can gain entry to the teaching profession.”

A lower-second degree should be the minimum qualification for entry to postgraduate courses, it says, but this should eventually be raised to an ...

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