24th September 1999 at 01:00
I CANNOT agree more with Dr Pat Bidmead's views on the assessment of young children (TES, September 10). Perhaps I am just another over-protective mothers, but I was under the impression that we had long recognised the damage that the 11-plus inflicted upon my parents' generation. Why on earth are risking the alienation of another generation from education?

Lindsey Till

11 Fernilee Gardens, Chaddesden, Derby

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