Passion of would-be teachers put to the test By chief political correspondent Emma Griffiths, staff Updated Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:18pm AEDT Prospective teachers will have to prove their passion for the job, as well as pass new literacy and numeracy tests, before winning a place in university. The new teacher training guidelines were announced by the Federal Government today and will be phased in over the next few years. They include a literacy and numeracy test to ensure would-be teachers are in the top 30 per cent in Australia before they can graduate. The guidelines also aim to establish a national approach to the timing and objectives of 'prac' - or practical - teaching elements of a course. Minister for Tertiary Education Chris Bowen says a person's passion and emotional intelligence will also count. Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-11/aspiring-teachers-to-prove-their-passion-in-new-tests/4565358 There has been a lot of talk at the moment about the requirements of would-be teachers entering universities. What do you think about the points raised in this show or about the issues being discussed?