'Segregation' is a loaded word

12th August 2005 at 01:00
Your use, in your article about inclusion, of the term "segregation" - with its echoes of discrimination and worse - is unjustifiable.

Many parents and carers choose special schools where dedicated specialist teaching is available as the preferred option for the children in their care.

Your repeated use of this pejorative word throughout your article can only be likely to cause offence to those who choose, work or learn in special schools. Does this constitute fair and impartial reporting of such an important and sensitive issue?

Ian Hampson 70 Dalton Avenue Lynemouth Northumberland

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