Physics teacher decline

There is a story on the BBC News website reporting that the number of applicants to become physics teachers in England has dropped from 185 to 129. Apparently Wales and Scotland are seeing similar declines. The article says that "unless the demand for graduates elsewhere in the economyexperienced a downturn, it was difficult to see how all teachertraining places would be filled this year." Just at a time when the DIUS want to find physics graduates to teach in schools, they (through the proxy of STFC) are just about to make several hundred highly qualified physicists graduates unemployed at Daresbury, the ATC, Rutherford Appleton Labs, and in physics departments around the country. Handy timing for the DIUS.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 10th Feb 2008 (20:21 GMT) | Permalink
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