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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”, 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.

Unlike the Afrikaners after the Anglo-Boer War, we are not deploying our most talented into teaching. We are not, therefore, redressing the consequences of apartheid education. What a waste.

Willem Cronje
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