Letter: No, minister 2

November 2, 2001

So Estelle Morris intends to redefine higher education and wants "the presence of someone from higher education (to become) run-of-the-mill..." in schools. The Oxford English Dictionary defines run-of-the-mill as "the ordinary, average, undistinguished or mediocre type". Widen participation, yes; but do not reduce the magic of learning to the mediocre, or why will any schoolchild (particularly one disaffected by compulsory education) want to bother?

Amanda Hopkins
Rugby, Warwickshire

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