Teachers recruited during a recession and a tougher jobs market are more likely to get better results for their pupils, says a study. The researchers say in an economic decline, with pressure on employment, teaching attracts more talented staff. Academics analysed results in more than 30,000 schools in Florida in the US and found higher scores in classes taught by teachers hired in the recession. They also say it shows higher pay “would improve teacher quality”. The study from the National Bureau of Economic Research in the US examines how the recession and a tighter jobs market affected the quality of recruits into teaching.
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