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Hare-brained utilitarian doctrine

I share the concerns of Professor Paul Black (King's College, London) and Bill Boyle (Manchester University) that the Government's version of AfL is "just a camouflage for accountability purposes" (TES, June 20)

I share the concerns of Professor Paul Black (King's College, London) and Bill Boyle (Manchester University) that the Government's version of AfL is "just a camouflage for accountability purposes" (TES, June 20)

I share the concerns of Professor Paul Black (King's College, London) and Bill Boyle (Manchester University) that the Government's version of AfL is "just a camouflage for accountability purposes" (TES, June 20).

But I would go further. Although AfL is not of itself a bad thing, it has shifted the balance dangerously away from flamboyant and inspirational teaching peformance towards the dreary assessment of pupil learning and the burgeoning collection of data that goes with it. This has spawned a generation of lacklustre pedagogic clones all singing from the same boring and bureaucratic songsheet.

Stan Labovitch, secondary teacher, Vale Road, Windsor.

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