Postscript;Letter;News and opinion

10th December 1999 at 00:00
WILL the last-minute basic numeracy test for trainee teachers include some more advanced sums like seven times eight, which was too much for Stephen Byers, and half of three-quarters, which Chris Woodhead on a radio programme twice refused even to attempt?

Jim Flood

29 Maddocks Street

Saltree, Shipley

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