View from beneath the boot

7th July 2000 at 01:00
I READ Liz Jones's defence of OFSTED inspections with growing astonishment.

I was struck by her management techniques: "If I employ keyboard operators ... who cannot tell their fingers from their thumbs - they get the boot."

Later that day I read Margaret Atwood's poem, Song of the Worms, with my Year 10 group. This contains he lines: "We know what a boot looks like when seen from underneath, we know the philosophy of boots, their metaphysic of kicks and ladders. We are afraid of boots, but contemptuous of the foot that needs them.

Is there a strange connection?

Chris Sutcliffe.

7 Chapel Street



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