LETTER:School for scandal

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The Independent Online
From Mr Giles Auty

Sir: Anyone with the least interest in the welfare of art students must be moved to tears by the garbled and brainwashed utterances in today's letters of Catherine Wilkinson, a student at Chelsea School of Art.

I have seldom read a more tragic, if unconscious, indictment of the travesty of teaching that takes place today in many of Britain's art schools, in which vulnerable minds are exposed only to narrow and doctrinaire bands of ideas, many of which are fallacious. What has been taking place in the past 25 years in British art schools remains one of the sadder, if so far unexposed, scandals of our time.

Yours faithfully,

GILES AUTY

East Molesey, Surrey

27 March

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