19th September 2003 at 01:00
* Amazing new research showing that 50 per cent of teachers lack confidence in communication skills (TES, September 5) is like saying that 50 per cent of lifeguards cannot swim. Is this a damning indictment of our teacher-training system, or does it suggest a dumbing down of entry qualifications to the profession?

Stan Labovitch 138 Vale Road, Windsor

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