Educated and dedicated

7th February 2003 at 00:00
WHO does Sue Palmer think she is? (TES, January 24). It is a preposterous suggestion that many teaching assistants are poorly educated. I was in the teaching profession for many years and none of the assistants I met then, ornow, struck me as poorly educated.

Far more important is their dedication to their work, which is a very positive factor in the assistance they give in the education of our children.

Valerie Ball

21 High Street, Marton, Lincolnshire

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