Teaching crisis looms

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Teaching crisis looms

Post by deja vu » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:35 am

PUBLIC education in NSW is headed for a crisis as skyrocketing birth rates look set to clash
with teacher retirement figures.

The "baby bonus generation", representing the biggest birth spike in more than 30 years,
will enter the education system from 2011. At the same time, more than half of NSW's
teachers will hit retirement age.

Educators and parent groups fear the system will not cope.

NSW Teachers Federation acting president Bob Lipscomb said a 2008 NSW Auditor-General's
report into the ageing of the teaching service revealed that more than half would reach
retirement age by 2016.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/tea ... 01526.html
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