Gap is inevitable;Letter;News and opinion

10th December 1999 at 00:00
YOUR article on the effect of GCSE tables on attainment ( TES, November 26) only confirms what anyone with any understanding of so-called "free" markets could have told us anyway - that such competition between schools will inevitably create greater inequality.

Perhaps the main practical use to which tables are put is the way in which a minority of parents with the money and flexibility can choose to live near the best-performing schools.

Dr Richard House

13 Denbigh Road

Norwich, Norfolk

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