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The good old days; Your say.

RE the article and letter on schools (26.6.12) - Remember When mentioned Sir William Turner's Grammar School in Redcar.

In his letter, Lewys Hall bemoans the return to this type of school which is, in some ways, what the Education Secretary is proposing.

I was unfortunate enough to be at SWT when it turned comprehensive.

In one fell swoop good, respected teachers from a well regarded establishment were replaced, sorry if any of the new teachers are reading, by people who commanded nothing like that same respect. The standard of education went down the pan overnight.

Mr Hall also says that employers would hire people with the more respected O-level qualifications. Gosh, what a shocking concept that they would want the people best qualified. Dear me, how awful.

We have a badly educated underclass now, much worse than the working class of the past, and that is down in a huge part to the destruction of these schools and their values.

KEVIN STEPHENSON, Redcar
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 27, 2012
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