Last updated at 14:29 BST, Thursday, 22 September 2011

Soldier teachers

Lesson in a school

Do teachers need training?

Rob and Cath talk about teachers and how one school is planning to only use people who were in the armed forces to work there.

This week's question:

According to Government figures, approximately how many school pupils are there in England? Is it:

a) 6.1 million

b) 7.1 million, or

c) 8.1 million

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

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Soldier teacher

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Vocabulary

armed forces

army, navy and air force of a country

reforms

changes and improvement to a law, social system or institution

qualified

someone who passed the examination in order to work in a particular profession

certified

to be issued a certificate saying that a person completed training in order to work in a particular profession

statistically

relating to information shown in numbers

critics

here, people who disapprove of an idea or suggestion

undigested

here, this means unchanged

ridiculous

very foolish or absurd

approaches

methods or system

exemption

freedom from obeying a rule or a duty