Points of view

6th December 2002 at 00:00
THE former aide to David Blunkett, Conor Ryan, states that an end to national tests and school league tables would be "a return to the Dark Ages". He goes on to argue that the school-leaving age should be lowered to 14. Am I the only one who sees the irony ?

Dave Brinson

4 Knoll Crescent


East Sussex

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