Teachers, doctors need to change
Sir -- In last week's Sunday Independent, May 1, 2011, Celia Larkin reported that our falling educational standards barely got a mention at the teachers' conferences over Easter due to the teaching profession's obsession with discussing pay and pensions.
The problems of our education system are not just due to lack of resources. Poor teaching and curriculum problems persist. Dumbing down, rote learning and grade inflation are producing more A1s than ever before.
But employers are finding that student certification does not match their abilities in the workplace. This is discrediting the entire education system.