School Class sizes not all good news
13 Apr 2000
The Education Secretary proclaims that he is on track. Sadly for children and parents, he clearly is not.

Primary class sizes have increased under Labour - the overall average figure in maintained single teacher primary class sizes between 1992 and 1997 was
27.0, whereas the average figure for 1998 to 2000 is 27.4.

David Blunkett also conveniently ignores the fact that his focus on primary school class sizes has been at the expense of children in secondary schools,
where class sizes are rising - the average size of secondary school classes has risen from 21.66 in 1997 to 22.02 today.

All our children have the right to expect that the Government will put their interests first. It's high time David Blunkett started doing so.

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