Reasons to be cheerful about the masters degree for teachers

The teaching profession has been politicised like no other. It has no protection - and I do not mean this as a criticism of teaching unions. This allows the Government to act with impunity and continually undermine teachers' professionalism and morale.

It is a hugely perverse and troubling state of affairs when everything that concerns us, from training right the way through to the curriculum, has become increasingly teacher-proof.

Certainly, I do not think politicians should be anywhere near teacher training, unless any of them fancies applying for a career change.

Joanne Dwyer, Chelsfield, Kent.

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