1st June 2001 at 01:00
* I disagree with Will Hutton ("Education is not enough to scale class barriers", TES, May 11) that education is not the most important factor in overcoming class barriers and creating a fairer society.

The fact that most of us are now middle-class proves thateducation has enabled social mobility. If teachers in working-class areas were allowed to teach rather than fulfil the Government's targets for social inclusion, mobility would be even greater.

S Labovitch

138 Vale Road

Windsor, Berkshire

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