David Cameron will today unveil "brazenly elitist" plans to deter graduates with third-class degrees and those from some former polytechnics from entering the teaching profession.
As part of a push to make teaching "the noble profession" attracting the "best brains", a Tory government would deny state funding for training to graduates who achieve a third.
Students who achieve a 2:1 or above in maths or a "rigorous science subject from a good university" could apply to have their student loan written off. This definition would exclude mainly graduates from most former polytechnics, renamed universities in 1992.
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