The man who promised us, 'Education, education, education,' as the
main priority of his government has failed again. Blair along with
forever changing line up of education secretaries has again been
branded a hazard to our children.
The new crisis in hand for our Labour government evolves our
youngsters within Primary education. The recent report has revealed
that the number of children who can read and write properly has fallen
in the last three years, as almost 250,000 seven year olds are not
hitting required standards, for the second year running. In English
only 75% have reached the required standards, leaving government hopes
of 85% English pass rate for 11 year olds by 2002 in tatters.
The report has shown three tenths of Primary school children are
behind in reading from as young as seven. Four tenths our poor at
writing, leading to one quarter of eleven year olds being classed as
semi-literate! Chief school inspector Mr David bell has described the
situation as disastrous and has said, 'I don't think we could possibly
be happy with what primary schools are achieving.'
These chilling figures reported by Ofsted are causing concern amongst
parents throughout the country. Although Mr Bell is claiming the route
of this problem is due to the teachers and Heads of the schools. As it
has been suggested that one in ten of our head teachers are 'weak',
that's a figure just over 2,000 that are simply not up to the job. If
the leaders of the schools are 'weak' what hope does it hold for our
teachers? Although Heads are saying they are being used a scapegoats
Mr Bell insists that they a...
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...ucation is the
staffing shortage in Primary and Senior schools. At the start of the
academic year many school remained closed due to staffing shortages.
And it appears this situation to is getting worse. As a survey for the
National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teacher suggested
that nearly 63% of teachers have considered leaving their jobs within
the past 5 years. And in another survey for the National Opinion Poll
of 1,007 NASUWT members discovered that 30% felt that no political
party had the right education policies.
In conclusion it seams that all areas of or education system our in
danger and have been effected, all that is left to say is good luck
Charles Clarke, who now has the mammoth task of getting things on
track. A job that both David Blunkett and Estelle Morris have failed
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