100 per cent flop;FE Focus;Letter

1st May 1998 at 01:00
If Ngaio Crequer's review (TES, April 24) of the Royal Society of Arts report Redefining Art is to be trusted, I would judge the report as follows:

* 40 per cent self-evident nonsense reflecting current fads; * 40 per cent blatant empire-building on behalf of the education vested interest; * 20 per cent interesting but not particularly original ideas.

Disappointing for an organisation which one had supposed to be independent and hardheaded.

Stewart Deuchar, Campaign for Real Education, Deam Farm, Singleborough, Milton Keynes

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