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Short selling teachers

September 19th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

A truly frightening post in the Guardian. Are these the sort of people we want teaching our kids? Mind, short selling on qualifications could be sort of fun!
“Teaching may be high on the list of career options being pondered by sacked finance workers, new figures suggest. Inquiries about teacher training programmes have soared since the start of the credit crisis, according to the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), which hopes to entice redundant bankers into the classroom.
The number of people inquiring about becoming a teacher has risen by almost 34% since March, said the TDA. From March to September last year its website received 758,308 unique web hits; the same period this year saw 1,018,580. And the number of people registering an interest in changing career to become a teacher has also risen – by 13% year on year, the TDA said.
The organisation said it believes both graduates and career changers are seeking more secure career paths in the wake of financial instability.”

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