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Has it ever occurred to Nick Tate, that we would not have many of the great works which he sees as culturally superior, if the artists had not been sceptical about the sort of certainties and prejudices he holds?

His approach is unusual in an educator, let alone the Government's chief adviser on the curriculum, and is at odds with those statements in the national curriculum requiring teachers to help children form their own judgments.

DAVID AINLEY 41 The Hill, Cromford Matlock, Derbyshire

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