Pleading poverty

12th January 2001 at 00:00
DAILY MAIL: THE teacher shortage in South-east England is caused partly by housing being beyond the reach of many in that profession. Councils claim they cannot offer more money, but must instead put some schoos on a four-day week.

Isn't it remarkable how local authorities plead poverty in a vital service like this, yet still recruit thousands of far less necessary staff?

Simon Heffer, Saturday.

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