A 1960s education for the 21st century

29th June 2012 at 01:00

Michael Gove's proposal for a two-tier examination system is at best misguided and at worst damaging. Regardless of whether GCSEs need revamping, a two-tier system would be hugely damaging to the gains schools have made in the past 30 years. Gove's passion is to be applauded. On this, however, he needs to listen. A two-tier system is wrong for pupils, it is wrong for schools and it is wrong for David Cameron's Big Society.

Robert Powell, A teacher with 40 years' experience, Stafford.

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