History lesson best forgotten
The Sixties secondary modern routinely denied opportunities taken for granted by today's children. For girls especially, dreams of advancement usually ended in the typing pool or on the shop-floor. Channel 4's attempt to recreate "modern" life in the days of the Fab Four (page 5) may pose pertinent questions about today's exam-obsessed system and a lack of suitable vocational education. But secondary moderns are best left where they are - in the dustbin of history.