Letter: Parents `dismayed'

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Sir: So teachers are "dismayed, discouraged and disgusted" (letter, 5 April)?

I have to tell teachers that we, the parents of children in state education, are not only fed up with their endless complaining but also dismayed, discouraged and disgusted by their resistance to change.

It is time that they recognised that parents, and their champion David Blunkett, are no longer prepared to accept opposition to the national curriculum, to testing, to literacy and numeracy excellence, and to pay by results.

The job they do is extremely demanding if done well, the pay is not over- generous and their status is relatively low. But their determination to resist change is neither professional nor wise.

JANET JONES

London NW1

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