Letter: Must do a lot better: yes, you Minister

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Sir: I am distressed by the title of the publication Our Children's Education: The Updated Parent's Charter, which I have received from the Department for Education. My wife and I do not regard ourselves as 'updated' parents. If the department wishes to produce similar booklets in the future, it should use a title which better reflects the intention of the authors: The Parent's Updated Charter, or, more elegantly, The Parent's Charter (nth edition).

This would help to set a good example to pupils who are being encouraged to express themselves accurately on paper, and to their parents.

Yours faithfully,


Yieldingtree, Worcestershire

16 June