Friday, May 30, 2008

What did they expect?

The flagship Scottish Government policy of cutting class sizes will require new classrooms and extra teachers, costing hundreds of millions of pounds.

The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland conducted a survey of Scotland's local authorities. It said councils were currently working out how to achieve class sizes of 18 pupils in primaries one to three.

The Scottish Government said its concordat with councils would deliver year-on-year reductions in class sizes.

The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) survey, which gathered information from 22 of Scotland's 32 councils, found that an additional 2,173 teaching staff would be required, costing an extra £62m every year.

There would also need to be 900 additional classrooms, costing £360m, it said.

I like criticising the SNP but you can’t criticise them for this. It’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that this policy would require more teachers, more classrooms and more money. How else would it be achieved?

Stop criticising the SNP over this. They do a lot of crap and idiotic things but they can’t be criticised for something that was obvious to everyone.

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