Letter: The day I hit a schoolboy

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The Independent Online
Sir: So David Shaw thinks that respect for teachers is earned merely by the wearing of a smart "uniform" (report, 4 November), Gillian Shephard wants to re-introduce beating and John Major wants schools to indoctrinate children to an authoritarian "moral" agenda. Why don't we solve the problems of education by sending all our children to a Chinese prison?

TOM HARDY

Tolworth Girls' School

Surbiton, Surrey

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