Letter: Shephard dictates to the teachers

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The Independent Online
Sir: Conservative politicians are ascribing present-day deficiencies in education to "socialist ideology". It is timely to remind them that Conservative administrations played their part in promoting the structures and methods they now criticise. For instance, when the Conservatives won control of the Inner London Education Authority in the late Sixties, they inherited from Labour projects for several large comprehensive schools, which they could have cancelled. Under the leadership of Christopher Chataway they proceeded to build all of them.

R W WILD

Neath, West Glamorgan

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