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NEW REVOLT ON CURRICULUM BY ENGLISH TEACHERS AND TOP AUTHORS

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Education Secretary John Patten faces a serious new threat to his national curriculum reforms because of a revolt b...
Education Secretary John Patten faces a serious new threat to his national curriculum reforms because of a revolt by English teachers and opposition from leading children's authors, reports the Independent (14 May, p8).

A group of eight teachers and a council adviser who were appointed to an 18-member English curriculum advisory committee say the government's chief curriculum adviser, Sir Ron Dearing, has ignored their advice. Seventeen writers, whose works are recommended or required reading, have also condemned the planned changes to school English.
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