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Above board

About 80 per cent of the letters to the editor on June 16 attacked me for daring to criticise an article promoting the arts for factual inaccuracies.

Many of them seem to have either missed the original article or chosen minor points to comment on, so I would like to state the main points of my objections clearly.

First I oppose any alteration to the national curriculum for the next five years, preferably for the next ten.

Second, I support the Dearing version of the national curriculum. It is a workable compromise by a relatively impartial umpire. Any subject area that seeks to improve its position can only do so at the expense of others.

Third, I don't like lobby groups that try to promote their case with inaccurate statements.

This sort of professional discussion should be open and above board.

JOHN A HANSON Address supplied

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