Letter: Who is fit to judge who is fit to teach?

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Sir: While the political parties are blaming each other for low achievement in schools, I would like to suggest that we should go back to Dr Spock.

Dr Spock had the grace to withdraw his teachings when he saw the effect that they had; but the seed had been sown, and germinated. Spock influenced the way that teachers were trained and parents behaved towards their children right through the Sixties and Seventies.

Now the leading political parties are in agreement that children need a firm hand from day one, and more orthodox teaching.

Yours faithfully,

Constance Long

Worthing, West Sussex

29 January