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Fodder for thought

The article "Heads are 'cannon fodder' in political war" (12 April) ends with a Department for Education spokesman claiming that industrial action will disrupt students' education, damage the profession's reputation and place a burden on the vast majority of hard-working teachers who did not vote for it. Does the fact that the majority of citizens did not vote for the parties forming the coalition, but are still subject to its policies, form a similar parallel?

Tony Mills, Semi-retired languages tutor, Stockton-on-Tees.

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