Literacy and Numeracy (Attainment)
Oral Answers to Questions — Education
Chris Williamson (Derby North, Labour)
I am just a simple bricklayer, so can the Minister explain to me why he thinks unqualified teachers in free schools and academies will raise standards, but at the same time he feels it necessary to impose tougher tests on teachers in other state schools in order to achieve the same thing?
David Laws (Yeovil, Liberal Democrat)
We announced last week measures to raise the quality of teachers across the board, and I think those received a warm welcome across the country. In the past, the standards for going into teaching have been too low. It is sensible to raise those in all schools across the country.