Teachers are burnt out and unable to meet the insane reporting demands of the ministry, due in large part to the claims of education specialists.

These specialists have told us for 30 years that children will automatically work hard if they are cocooned from challenge and are not allowed to fail.

As a third generation of teachers has quit in despair, some new academics are being listened to. They assert that children need to be challenged and allowed to fail at things, in order to develop strength of character.

I knew all this when I quit teaching in 2001,

Money won't help