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EDUCATION: Must try harder? We already are

Margaret Holness asks how church universities would cope with a Tory demand for better-qualified teachers

“EDUCATION, education, education.” New Labour’s mantra for the 1997 General Election is being reprised now in David Cameron’s outline programme for a prospective Conservative administration. Education is prominent on the agenda, and last month the Tory leader promised “urgent action to improve our schools”. The status of the teaching profession would be raised, and schools would have better teachers, if the Conservatives win in May.

A first step would be to tighten up ...

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