Beeb's 'incompetent' teachers barb provokes ire and empathy

16th July 2010 at 01:00

The statements by Zenna Atkins, chair of Ofsted, that "every school should have a useless teacher" and that "if kids can manage to cope with one bad teacher, that'll be a good learning lesson for them in life" is a distortion of truly Orwellian proportions.

Does she also believe, for example, that every hospital medical school should deliberately recruit a bad trainer or every airline recruit a bad pilot?

Andrew Norman, Poole, Dorset.

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