MOST people believe the status of teaching as a profession has fallen in recent years, an opinion poll has found. The Gallup poll, for the Daily Telegraph, found 70 per cent of adults felt teachers had a lower status than when they were at school. Only 21 per cent believed teaching now had a better reputation.
The poll also found most people did not believe the Government had improved education since it came to power. One in five believed Labour had succeeded in delivering higher educational standards while 6 per cent believed standards had fallen.