Letter: Teachers are taught the wrong things

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Sir: I am delighted by the younger generation and their choice of degree courses (report, 10 June). The "market" implemented by students shows a clear preference for traditional undergraduate degree subjects rather than those favoured by those who govern us.

The prestige among young persons of both humanities and social sciences is especially encouraging. No doubt the present government, with its propensity to ignore market signals when it suits, will continue to restrict growth in these disciplines through the system of student number funding.

J M OLIVER

London EC2

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