Letter: The trouble with trousers

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NEARLY THIRTY years ago education students and many young teachers were reading such books as John Holt's Why Children Fail, Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society, Leila Berg's Risinghill: Death of a Comprehensive School and many others, stimulating discussion on the future of education. It must be very comforting to the more reactionary among us that as we approach the year 2000 the main talking points appear to be schoolgirls and trousers, Summerhill and cramming five-year-olds with reading skills!