‘That doesn’t fill me with too much confidence’: Unqualified teachers infiltrate schools
The government pours billions of dollars into education but it appears some of that money isn’t being spent wisely.
In Queensland, up to one-third of science, technology, engineering and maths teachers aren’t actually qualified according to the Courier Mail.
There’s such a shortage of teachers specialising in these subjects that teachers from all sorts of departments are being forced to teach them.
“So you’ve got a music teacher telling everyone about engineering,” Chris Smith says.
“Now, as a parent, that doesn’t fill me with too much confidence, it sounds like a mess.”
Chris questions whether its due to the fact that STEM teachers realise they can potentially make more money in the private sector, working for a company that specialises in the subject they’ve learnt.
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