It's not rocket science, it's harder

28th April 2000 at 01:00
SO, education minister Estelle Morris thinks the Longbridge car workers about to lose their jobs should become teachers.

Perhaps those who don't fancy the classroom might like to try brain surgery? Maybe they could fly jets or design a space rocket? Just what makes Ms Morris think that teaching is any less skilful then any of these jobs?

Life-saving operations have been performed by amateurs receiving radio instructions Planes have been landed by people whose past experience has been as a passenger. But I have yet to meet anyone who can guarantee the correct answer to the question: "And what do I do when he throws a book at mespits on his neighbourutters an obscenity in class?"

J Brian Harrison-Jennings

General secretary

Association of Educational

Psychologists

21 Fulstone Road

Stocksmoor, Huddersfield


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