Unemployed teachers – there is a solution

Might be a job at a partnership school?

Hundreds of teachers are out of work as graduates fight for vacancies which can attract as many as 100 applications each.

A new Ministry of Education report on teacher supply shows jobs remain hard to come by.

Aucklander Rebecca Young, 40, has been looking throughout the country for a primary school job since graduating in May last year. At least 40 of her graduating class were in the same position, she said.

“I get letters that say my CV is fantastic, but it is just the high volume of applicants. I got a letter the other day saying I was one of 100, so it has come down a little bit, from 140 or 150.”

Ms Young is now looking overseas after sending in more than 80 applications for primary school posts.

However, both the Government and an education school say the situation has improved, and further relief is on the horizon as population growth increases the need for teachers. 

This situation occurs periodically…for the life of me I can;t work out why…we know birth rates and death rates…surely it is a actuarial solution as to how many teachers are required and therefore places available in Teacher’s College. Stuff knows why we have trained hundreds more of the idiots than we actually need.

The year my missus started teaching was like this…it is the reason we moved to that shit hole Wellington. She applied for around 70 jobs before getting one.

Please don;t tell m they let the teachers unions do the planning…we all know how tits they are everything they do.

Again I fail to understand how this problem occurs periodically.

Nevermind..perhaps they cold lobby for more Partnership schools to fill the void. The benefit of these newbies working in partnership schools si that they won’t yet have been poisoned by the teacher unions.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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