My plans to be one of those prolific bloggers able to prepare hard hitting policy analysis every month without fail came unstuck this month. This is the result of a job interview process (at my current employer) followed by the necessity to finish a report so that I could keep said job. Have no fear, this will be remedied later in November as I dip my toes into the controversial issue of teacher quality and performance pay.
I had initially planned to broaden the categories with a post on drug policy after being underwhelmed by this report. I’ve also recently developed an interest in teenage mothers (as an area of policy interest I assure you) but this piece on the Drum by Jane Caro, in response to some colorful language on the topic from the Executive Director of the Go8 earlier this month, got me thinking. Attracting high quality school leavers to teaching might not be rocket science but from what I’ve read it’s far from straight forward.