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Stress levels on the rise among teachers

STRESS levels among teachers are on the rise as a result of the roll-out of the controversial Curriculum for Excellence, according to a major survey.

Six in ten of the 7000 teachers polled said they were more stressed this year than last. Larry Flanagan, general secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland teaching union, said the survey results confirmed the "deep-set impact" of workload pressures on teachers arising from the changes to the curriculum.

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