The government said today that Education Secretary Michael is to push on with plans to link teachers' pay with pupils' performance.
Under his proposals teachers would stop receiving annual pay rises and instead be subjected to yearly appraisals, with schools deciding on salaries.
Mr Gove bizarrely claimed the ordeals would help schools recruit the best staff.
But teachers hit back, saying that it will leave them open to harrassment, breed unfairness and further grind down their morale.
It amounts to a total deregulation of teachers' pay and a shift away from national pay structures.
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