The Education Bill
Presented by Secretary Michael Gove
Supported by the Prime Minister,
the Deputy Prime Minister,
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Secretary Vince Cable,
Sarah Teather, Mr Nick Gibb,
Mr David Willetts and Mr John Hayes.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucious(551 BC-479 BC)
“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.” Mary Pickford (1893-1979)
“We want to remove from teachers the fear factor of ending up in court or some disciplinary procedure if they intervene.”
“We need to give teachers more powers to keep order so they can nip bad behaviour in the bud.”
“What we need is to take a step back and say ‘Why is it we as a country have a problem with children’s nutrition and obesity ?’ These are things we can all solve rather than suggesting that teachers solve them for us.”
“Nothing is more important than raising the prestige and esteem of teaching.”
So why does he continue to sanction the ever increasing use of any unqualified person to cover and teach lessons ? His lack of action is undermining teachers and the teaching profession.
courtesy BBC Radio ‘The Today Programme’ - 27 January 2011