14th September 2001 at 01:00
Congratulations on your unequivocal articles about the effects of the teacher shortage.

For too long the undermining of the profession has been swept under the political carpet, both blue and red. I have had a professional interest in this process since 1988, when I chose to take early retirement, only too aware of what was happening. I was right!

Tony Stowell Kimberley Northfield Road Tetbury Gloucester.

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