18 Aug '14

News Over-full classrooms are Cameron's fault, says Tristram Hunt

Shadow education secretary will promise to end Tories' free schools and stop ever larger class sizes if Labour win electionDavid Cameron is to blame for a huge growth in the number of over-filled classrooms, with up to 70 pupils being taught together in some schools, after the government diverted scarce resources to its free schools "pet project", Labour will claim on Monday.Tristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, will say that parents face a choice at the next election between the prospect of "ever more children crammed into large class sizes" under the Tories or a Labour government that would target resources on areas of need by ending the free schools programme. Continue reading...

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