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PAUL McDermott''s assertion that we need more money committed to education to improve children''s competencies in the threeR''s (ECHO Aug 9) may be correct but can I suggest a much simpler answer? Why don''t we look back to the way we were taught in the 1940s and 50s when the majority of children left school numerate and literate? Most were able to read by five or six and we all knew our tables inside out by that age also. There were no other aids such as educational TV programmes.

Also, bookswere a rare commodity in the house. The same teacher usually taught all subjects and I don''t recall them complaining of being overworked. I attend school reunions from time to time and am amazed at how successful most of my class became. May I add we were from a poor area in Liverpool 8. Catherine Marland, Southport

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Date:Aug 10, 2011
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