So why on earth is it so vital?;Letter;News amp; Opinion

19th November 1999 at 00:00
I note from last Friday's front page that schools will be reluctant to hire staff who do not pass the new maths test first time. Are headteachers - and indeed government ministers - so confident that they could pass the test first time or indeed the second time?

Rob Jones, trainee teacher, 89, Derby Street, Huyton, Merseyside

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