Gavin Barnett is correct in arguing that we are not drawing our teachers from the most gifted scholars (“Potential dropouts and the gifted need attention (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2019-11-28-letter-potential-dropouts-and-the-gifted-need-attention/)”, November 8). Might I point out that this is in large part due to empowerment quotas in government and business.

The best-educated are drawn into these high-paying empowerment positions and are therefore lost to the education system...

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