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Letter: The state should learn a lesson from private schooling

Sir: What has gone wrong with our education system? A teacher's career spans about 38 years, from age 22 to 60. This means there are few teachers in post who were trained before 1958. Conservative governments have held power for about 70 per cent of this time. We are now told that the trainers have got it wrong, but what have previous Secretaries of State done about it? It would appear, very little.

Jonathan Gardiner

Desborough, Northamptonshire