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Like a twinkle in a parent's eye

I wonder whether Prime Minister John Major's moves to extend national testing arrangements have gone far enough. Excellent though they are, perhaps we would all feel more secure if further testing was introduced at the pre-conception stage - a phase of education hitherto much neglected.

JOHN SHEMILT 2 Langley's Farm Blythe Lane, Lathom Ormskirk, Lancashire

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