Faster rate of improvement goes to prove my point

17th February 2006 at 00:00
Owen John Thomas (TES Cymru, February 3) strongly criticises my views and my use of evidence (regarding the GCSE performance of English and Welsh- medium schools).

My point was that English-medium schools have been improving faster in recent years than Welsh-medium ones. His own table on the relative performance of the two sectors shows exactly that. Just what is his problem?

Professor David Reynolds

Department of Education

University of Plymouth


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