Summerhill needs protection

28th April 2000 at 01:00
CONGRATULATIONS on Libby Purves' celebration of the victory of Summerhill over the control freaks of the Office for Standards in Education and the Government (TES, April 7). She described exactly my feeling of joy.

adical schools in the past have pioneered novel approaches,which later became common practice. Our increasingly centralised system needs such people more than ever.

P J Miles

26 Totnes Close, Bedford

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