However, the notion that this can be achieved by forcing an unpalatable, repetitive educational diet from a set menu (within specified time targets) down children's throats is absurd.
Variety is the spice of life and if we want children to enjoy learning it has to be exciting and relevant to their needs, talents and interests. Children learn in different ways and at different rates.
An education system based on a very formal middle-class model of uniformity, control and coercion will not win the hearts and minds of either children or teachers, and will ultimately lead to an impoverished society.
Christine Leas 13 Islestone Court Berwick-upon-Tweed Northumberland