Opinion: Education is losing race to attract talent

09/8/2005 | Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

In an opinion piece, Australian educator Ross Farrelly says society's clinging to the feel-good "myth" that teachers are motivated purely by altruistic reasons does nothing to solve the problem of instructional quality. One way to attract top-flight individuals to the profession, he suggests, is to run schools on a for-profit basis and pay teachers according to merit.

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