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'Nearly anyone can become a teacher'

"We know what we need: higher salaries, more control over resources, less bureaucracy"
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Teaching is no longer regarded as an attractive profession in Sweden, due party to low salaries and low statsus. Janerik Henrikson/Scanpix

The standards for admission into teaching colleges are so low in Sweden that nearly anyone who applies will be admitted, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports today.

Last year 123 people were admitted into the country's teaching universities with a test score of only 0.1 (on a scale to 2.0). A score of 0.4 can be achieved by randomly guessing the answers, without bothering to read the questions.

The newspaper points out that teaching is considered a low status occupation in Sweden, partly because salaries have lagged behind other professions, and those of teachers in other countries, over a long period.

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