Your View: Address the questions

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The fundamental questions Mrs Shephard needs to address are:

Why is all the money teachers have been paying in for their pensions apparently part of the national debt because there was no "proper" fund?

Why do teachers want to leave in large numbers? Does constant denigration of education help?

Where are the young teachers to replace them? Are pension arrangements part of the package attracting young people into the profession?

Will school budgets be able to cope with the double cost of long-term sickness, accompanied by the need to pay a replacement teacher too?

What can schools possibly do in mid-year to protect the vital pre-examination period and maintain a service until the summer?

DJ Fawbert,