Herald’s statistics fail to create believable crisis in Scottish teacher supply

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John Robertson
Herald’s statistics fail to create believable crisis in Scottish teacher supply

Today’s headline with opening text is: ‘More than 1,000 teachers under 40 quit the profession. MORE than a thousand teachers under the age of 40 have quit the profession in the past two years fuelling Scotland’s school recruitment crisis. Official figures show 649 teachers between the ages of 21 and 40 dropped off the teaching register in 2018 – while 641 left the previous year.’ https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16963891.more-than-1000-teachers-under-40-quit-the-profession/ So, it’s only 649 in the last year but ‘more than 1 000’ makes…

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John Robertson
Herald’s statistics fail to create believable crisis in Scottish teacher supply