UK schools have 20,000 unqualified teachers 28 February 2009

UK schools have 20,000 unqualified teachers

According to a report in The Independent ( February 8, 2009) thousands of schoolteachers across England have no teaching qualifications.

The number of unqualified staff, who include those currently in training on a "fast track" into the profession, and foreign teachers whose qualifications are not recognised in the UK, has mushroomed from just 3,000 when Labour came to power in 1997 to more than 20,000 last year, government figures have revealed.

Read the story here:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/uk-schools-have-20000-unqualified-teachers-1604032.html