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TEACHERS in state schools will applaud the initiative of head teachers in the formation of a national forum to oppose the excesses of government education policies.
Education has always been a political football, but never more so than now.
What do the boffins in Whitehall or the Education Minister really know about our state schools as they beaver away at their desks inventing ever more regulations, targets and bureaucratic demands on an already overly stressed profession? Do they care?
If Michael Gove succeeds, our future educational system will be chaotic; free schools, academies, innumerable faith schools, ‘for profit’ schools, managed and run by conglomerates of business magnates and charities.
In what way will we achieve a cohesive and inclusive system with the common aim of providing opportunities for every child?
Nick Seaton (The Press, October 29) has a very twisted logic if he thinks that teachers are pursuing self-interest.
Trudie Elliott, Hopgrove Lane North, York.