Letters Extra: Setting cramps, constrains and depresses

4th April 2003 at 01:00

Professor Ball is as right as Ron Gellert-Binnie is wrong. (Letters TES2803 page 27). Setting cramps, constrains and depresses the opportunities of those trapped at the bottom; both teachers and pupils: a bit like the old grammar school-secondary modern school system really!

Teachers don't like setting and they don't want it; pupils don't flourish in such a system; and it is educationally as well as socially divisive.

Don't do it Ron!

Julien Kramer
Director of Educational Services
Worcestershire County Council


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