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QUARTER OF NEW TEACHERS SHUN SCHOOL CAREERS

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The shortage of teachers in state schools is made worse because more than a quarter of newly-qualified trainees cha...
The shortage of teachers in state schools is made worse because more than a quarter of newly-qualified trainees change their minds about joining the profession, reported The Sunday Telegraph (p5).
Investigations by the department of education have revealed that 26% of people who undergo teacher training never enter a classroom after qualifying. At least another 3% use their qualifications to gain jobs in private schools where higher salaries and better conditions mean there is not a serious staffing shortage.
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