19th May 2000 at 01:00
DAVID BLUNKETT'S declaration of zero tolerance on bad behaviour and his proposal to set up 1,000 special units for violent and disruptive pupils (TES, April 28) is to be welcomed.

Targeting troublemakers in primary schools would benefit low-ability classes wo have their education dogged by the same miscreants throughout their school lives. It's an equal opportunities issue: those pupils most in need of help should be given an equal opportunity to learn.

Stan Labovitch

138 Vale Road


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