Letter: Teachers are taught the wrong things

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The Independent Online
Sir: I was interested in your headline "Teaching trainees have worst A-levels" (10 June). It is a curious contradiction that we have a prime minister who is held up as an example of the meritocratic nature of our society precisely because he does not have a distinguished academic background. Can the Government please make up its mind which it regards as the most desirable?

JOHN CARTER

E-mail: sojpdc@ssa.bris.ac.uk

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