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Teachers and the waiting game: why decentralisation is vital for public schools

5 Feb 2007
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This paper argues that centralised staffing systems benefit teacher unions but are to the disadvantage of students or even the majority of teachers. It is said to be a system that delivers neither quality nor equality. The paper suggests that more autonomy be given to schools to appoint and dismiss teachers. This paper argues that centralised staffing systems benefit teacher unions but are to the disadvantage of students or even the majority of teachers. It is said to be a system that delivers neither quality nor equality, with the least experienced teachers in some of the most challenging schools. The paper suggests that more autonomy be given to schools to appoint and dismiss teachers.

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