Say what? Are you kidding me? The current system allows people to resit examinations on basic numeracy and literacy tests as many times as they wish? You have got to joking. I quote:
The Department for Education said one in 10 trainees takes the numeracy test more than three times, while the figure is one in 14 for the literacy test.
Basically, what this says is that 10% of the teachers were basic math idiots and just a little bit better for basic literacy? What the hell? And what does the teachers union say?
But the NUT said candidates who needed several resits to pass the tests were dyslexic, had English as an additional language, or were less familiar with the on-line testing system.
WHAT THE HELL? and how on earth are these people going to teach students? good lord in heaven. But no, they dont stop at this. The NUT’s general secretary goes on to say more
But the union's general secretary, Russell Hobby, said: "We should not fall into the trap of thinking, however, that academic excellence necessarily makes someone a great teacher. We want smart people, but we also want visionary, caring, energetic, creative and thoughtful people."
Yeah, that little point about knowing mathematics and literacy, sod that, lets have caring people who are thoughtful. The mind boggles. But look at the level of standards that this bloody union thinks is fine:
"The NUT has always argued that the entry requirements for initial teacher education, which include GCSE passes grade C or above in English and maths, should be sufficient and make the additional skills tests superfluous," said General Secretary Christine Blower.
Grade C???? that’s barely passing grade. What happened to making sure that only the best were our teachers? Here we are all busting our backsides to ensure that our kids get an A or A* while these blessed morons are happy with a Grade C? That is professionalism?
Here’s an example of the questions that these teachers were failing:
- Q: Teachers organised activities for three classes of 24 pupils and four classes of 28 pupils. What was the total number of pupils involved?
- A: 184.
- Q: There were no " " remarks at the parents' evening. Is the missing word:
- a) dissaproving
- b) disaproveing
- c) dissapproving
- d) disapproving?
- A: d
- Q: For a science experiment a teacher needed 95 cubic centimetres of vinegar for each pupil. There were 20 pupils in the class. Vinegar comes in 1,000 cubic centimetre bottles. How many bottles of vinegar were needed?
- A: 2
- Q: The children enjoyed the " " nature of the task. Is the correct word:
- a) mathmatical
- b) mathematical
- c) mathemmatical
- d) mathematicall
- A: b
I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS.