Once again we have an extraordinary letter that suggests that education is different from any other subject taught at university. I very much doubt that Richard Austen-Baker would agree that lawyers are the worse for having been taught law at university, and that all they need to do is sit in the dock a sufficient number of times to become a proficient lawyer with an understanding of the breadth of the subject.
While studying a subject by itself is insufficient to make one proficient in it, it does give one access to theory and practice. Why does Austen-Baker believe that education is any different?
Tom Franklin, Tom Franklin Consulting Manchester.