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Shortage of teachers

Discussion in 'Education news' started by mcwjbanner, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Multi acadamy trust.
     
  2. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    RTQ
     
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  3. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Oh dear. Depressing.
     
  4. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Oh how heinous of me to mis read something whilst scrolling quickly......
     
  5. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    The way things are in school, though, I think we're normal to want to cut our hours and do something less pointless instead.....
     
  7. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    If wanted to take our holidays into account, and match the 40 hour week that people have in 'proper' jobs, then we should be working a maximum of 46 hours per week.
    I think that many of us would love to be only working 46 hours per week.
     
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    In a good week (rare) I do 50 hours a week. In a bad week it can get to 70.

    MrsLan does 42.5 hours a week no change.

    But I do get paid more...
     
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  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    My wife works 38.5 hours per week (well close enough).

    I probably work 50-55 ish.

    My wife's salary is 10K more than mine !
     
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  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    This is already happening in the U.S. except they don't even bother with the learning centre. The kids work (or don't work) from home.
     
  11. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Does she get overtime for this?
     
  12. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Out of interest do the parents have any choice, or is this something that the 'home schooling' crew do? Or are you talking about the virtual high schools?
     
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Nope
     
  14. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Back in my dark days before teaching I had two separate jobs - one public sector and one private sector. Both considered a full working week to be 37.5 hours. The private sector job paid time and a half for any extra hours, while the public sector time allowed us to 'bank' up to 2 days off per month.
     
  15. sabram86

    sabram86 Occasional commenter

    The world of education is very potty.

    The cost is rising so much that it makes more sense for my adult tutees to pay for me and arrange for their language exams than to enrol in a class at some FE college. The quality of my tutoring is better, more personalished and more flexible.

    I have an inkling more and more teachers will really become freelance, which is no bad thing, either for them or for students. The only people who will lose out are the fattened bureaucrats and managers.

    Strike time!
     
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  16. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Virtual high schools. A cheap option for those cities with big budget deficits. Chicago for one.
     
  17. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Seen them. Worked at a US school that used it instead of summer school for students that had failed classes and were short of credits to graduate. Didn't realise that some districts were using them instead of high schools though!
     
  18. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Blimey, I had done 37.5 hours at my old torture chamber by Thursday morning. What a mug I was.
     
  19. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Yep! Our products are nicer. So are our personalities!
     
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  20. cycomiz

    cycomiz New commenter

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