SO that explains David Blunkett's attitude to teachers. Conor Ryan, his adviser, littered his article with give-aways to his antipathy to the teaching profession.
His penultimate sentence shows how far away he is from understanding the relationship of the previous government (advised by him) with teachers.
We didn't get the chance to work "with" them, only "for" them. Thank goodness the pair of them have gone. Estelle Morris, take note.
Geoff Elliott, 104 Crewe Road Nantwich, Cheshire