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From a Year 12 essay on the history of education: "Steaming was an experimental technique used by teachers in comprehensive schools."

ROSEMARY PAVEY, HERTS

Approaching a disgruntled Year 3 boy sitting on the floor facing the wall, an Ofsted inspector asked him what would make school better. "Thicker carpets," came the reply.

BOB ASTON, KENT

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