Experts who lack any experience

25th December 1998 at 00:00
I have spent more than 30 years teaching reading in junior and first schools and would dearly, dearly love to know the secret.

How did Messrs Blair and Blunkett become such international experts in the teaching of reading, without ever having taught any children?

D R Flint, Grendon, Northants

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