Poppleton in practice

September 27, 2002

Laurie Taylor ( THES , September 20) might think his report on Poppleton's use of the strictures of performance-related pay far-fetched, but save for lecturers' pay not yet being docked, there is no gap between reality and parody - not in my FE neck of the woods and not with our fine art students.

Blairism has proved what Anthony Trollope wrote: "There's no villainy to which education will not in the end reconcile itself."

Richard Friend
London SE5

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