Do teachers need to be qualified to be effective?
31 October 2013 Last updated at 18:51 GMT
The Labour shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has made the bold claim that you need more qualifications to flip burgers in Britain than you do to teach children here. He argues that all state school teachers should all either have undergone specific job training or be embarked upon a course.
But what about life experience? Newsnight's Jim Reed examines what makes a good teacher.