Parents forced to step into the educational gap | Education

Government cuts, cuts, cuts and underfunds schools and special education services, then authorities are surprised when the number of home schooling increases (councils in England report 34% increase in education at home optional, November 24)? Your headline might have been better to read: “34% Increase in Caring Parents Fixing Government Failures.”
Claire Quarman
Windsor, Berkshire

It was impossible to watch the Prime Minister’s speech (The Political Skit, November 22) without remembering David Brent’s motivational speech to a similar audience of stone-faced businessmen in The Office.
Andrew Hope

The repatriation of the plundered Greek sculptures (the Parthenon marbles should never have been removed, writes Boris Johnson on November 23) would surely make the headlines: “Johnson has lost his marbles”.
David Feintuck
Lewes, East Sussex

John Beck is asking for suggestions from a broadcaster with the accountability authority (Letters, November 24). Channel 4 News does exactly that, over and over.
Rod Warrington
Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire

Like many readers (Letters, November 24), I have some old food in my cupboard, including a tin of duck cassoulet, bought in Paris in the 1990s. I intend to eat it before I die. . Probably just before.
Liz fuller

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