What an unbalanced account of the impact of TAs. The end of your article gives a completely different picture: "Alma Harris, pro-director of London University's Institute of Education, has carried out separate research into the impact of support staff that found they had a positive impact on attainment." Just mentioned in passing!
Why print such a misleading headline when all research does not show what it states? Yet again schools and those who work in schools are sacrificed on the altar of a soundbite or a titillating headline.
Pauline Tate, Lancaster.