Restore mode three examinations
It would be good for every aspect of education if that situation were to be restored, though the present government, authoritarian to the marrow, is unlikely to agree. There is, however, one measure that it should be prevailed upon to countenance: the restoration of mode three examinations subject to strict criteria of quality. That way, many of education's "do-this, do-that" encyclicals would simply become irrelevant and alienated teachers could begin to identify with their subject again.
DR COLIN BUTLER
Senior English master
Borden Grammar School
Avenue of Remembrance