Bar-room braw

3rd June 2005 at 01:00
Fiona Carnie ("Inviting parents to the party", TES, May 20) misquotes my speech to our annual conference.

I did not refer to all parents when I talked about "putting an alcoholic in charge of a bar". I was specifically referring to parents who lack responsibility.

David Hart

General secretary

National Association of Head Teachers, 1 Heath Square

Boltro Road

Haywards Heath

West Sussex

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