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* I am pleased The TES feels that it could get to like me (Diary, September 19). However, I would not want this outbreak of warm feelings to founder on the rock of misconceptions. My article for the Morning Star, printed during the week of the TUC, called for a revolution only in the Government's approach to education policy. I argued that the micro-management of the education system is resulting in an exodus from the profession as teachers are weighed down by initiatives dreamt up by those who have never taught.

Readers can see my article at www.askatl.org.uk.

Mary Bousted

General secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers

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