Army of the early retired

26th April 1996 at 01:00
It was with great interest that I read of new Labour's proposal to support the training of redundantearly retired individuals from industry to enter the teaching profession.

If there is going to be such a shortage, and if they are looking for new and different recruits, then why don't they consider all those teachers who have taken voluntary early retirement? Surely they would provide a tried and tested army to be brought back into service, particularly if they were supported by retraining to meet identified shortages?


33 Hope Street

Old Glossop


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