* I LOOKED at the front page of The TES (August 30) to find that teacher shortage in "some of the best-known private schools" was allocated approximately 10 inches x 5 columns. College staff shortage covers half a column x 1.5 inches. While there is another article on page 23, the impression you give is that the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many. As a college lecturer for more than 25 years, thank you for putting me in my place at work today.

Marilyn Cox Royal Forest of Dean College Five Acres, Coleford, Gloucestershire

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