I WAS very interested to read the article by Carol Adams, chief executive of the General Teaching Council (TES, November 3) and I wholeheartedly agree with the points that she makes.
However, as somebody who joined the profession some 30 years ago, I have heard similar encouraging rhetoric from many people before her, on numerous occasions. I wonder how Carol Adams is going to succeed where countless others have failed?
This unsubstantiated rhetoric is one reason why I object very strongly to being told that I must join the GTC, on top of which I also have to pay for this dubious privilege. What do with my hard-earned money should be determined by me alone and not some government quango.
Like Tony Blair, I too have to make donations to my children's school to supplement their funds. Throughout my teaching career, I have been obliged to support various fund-raising activities by giving up my free time as well as by dipping into my own pockets.
The message is clear, our education system is grossly underfunded and as a teacher and parent I am having to subsidise it continuously.
Andrew FG Krajewski
Head of science
Wye Valley school
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire