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Union urges politicians to listen to teachers

23/03/2010 Joanna
A body representing education professionals has asked politicians to trust the judgement of teachers when it comes to issues relating to assessment and curriculum, in news which may affect those in teaching jobs.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers argued that politicians should listen more to those in schools if they want the quality of education to be improved.

"It's time to cut through the party politics and start listening to those who really know about education - the staff working in schools and colleges around England," said general secretary of the union Dr Mary Bousted.

Dr Bousted went on to say that rather than have yet more pretend initiatives in the sector, education professionals want to see projects that "make a difference" to young people's education.

Teachers are pushing hard for for politicians to trust their judgement on issues relating to curriculum and assessment, the ATL statement said.

Other requests include the abolition of pupil performance league tables, it added.

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