Burdens on Schools

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 8:08 pm on 2nd March 1999.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Liberal Democrat, Bath 8:08 pm, 2nd March 1999

I hope that the hon. Lady will consider the number of teachers who are leaving the profession early because they, too, feel exactly what this teacher is expressing about the profession. If the hon. Lady is not prepared to acknowledge that those teachers are feeling demoralised and disillusioned, in part because of the burdens that are being placed on them, the crisis in our classrooms, begun under the previous Administration, will continue under her Government.