Letter: Let teachers get on with their job

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Sir: Oh, come on. Just who are you trying to kid by marking it as an exclusive ("Teaching trainees have worst A-levels", 10 June)? I did my A-levels in 1971 and it was widely known then that if one failed to get the grades for university or polytechnic one could always get into teacher training college. The teaching profession was seen as the fall- back option. The sad thing is that nothing has changed since then.

There is only one way for this to change. The Government must stop constantly meddling with education and, along with local authorities and school governors, they must start treating and paying teachers as the professionals they are.

The Rev MIKE BOSSINGHAM

Maidenhead, Berkshire

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