28th June 2012 10:00
Overcrowding in the classroom.
Loz Kaye commented on reports in the Manchester Evening News that children in Manchester are being taught in overcrowded classrooms:
"With my background in education I know that class sizes are crucial. It’s the difference between being able to help every student with their different backgrounds, and seeing them as a mere mass to churn through the next test."
"One of the most striking things is that of any area in Greater Manchester, Manchester City is doing the worst in terms of provision for infants. We need to do better."
"It’s vital that Manchester starts respecting the letter, and the spirit, of the law on class sizes. It should be extended to apply throughout our children's education."
"But we also need to be more ambitious. We are falling behind our international competitors – average class sizes in top-ranking Finland are 21. It’s time to divert money and focus from needless testing throughout the education system to actual teaching."
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