Arrogance is callous insult;Letter
As a teacher I am very conscious of the need to educate children and unlike Mr Smith I believe that social concerns do come first - in fact, concern with society's problems was the very reason I became a teacher.
In a week when even the tabloid press lent its support to the Macpherson report, I find it baffling that it is a union leader who is the one undermining the recommendations made in the report.
I am a member of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, but Peter Smith certainly does not reflect my opinion.
Mrs K Rainey Malmesbury Road Small Heath, Birmingham