Don't sacrifice invaluable TAs on altar of one-sided reporting

11th September 2009 at 01:00

What an unbalanced account of the impact of TAs. The end of your article gives a completely different picture: "Alma Harris, pro-director of London University's Institute of Education, has carried out separate research into the impact of support staff that found they had a positive impact on attainment." Just mentioned in passing!

Why print such a misleading headline when all research does not show what it states? Yet again schools and those who work in schools are sacrificed on the altar of a soundbite or a titillating headline.

Pauline Tate, Lancaster.

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