Don't bash Kids

18th January 2008 at 00:00
For every class in every school, there should be at least one period a week of quiet reading when pupils can read anything they like - including the things confiscated by Paul Warnes (TES, January 11). I would no more ban them than read them. As an old Beano reader, I was glad to see the Bash Street Kids are still going strong, though I still say it hasn't been the same since Dad lost his slipper, and teacher his cane. I also say sneering at the Kids as bad role models is not so much pompous as paranoid.

Mark Taha, Teacher, Sydenham, London SE26.

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