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Gone to the dogs

We appear to have empowered an army of pedants (Letters, December 1825) and, in their eyes, any school that does not meet the squeaky-clean model they see as optimal is consigned to the tellingly patronising category "special measures". But the conformity they demand of schools threatens the very thing they say they want: a better education for the UK's children - dogs and door-handles notwithstanding.

Ben Gibbs, Parent, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

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