Department refuses to commit to smaller class sizes

Extra resources needed to reduce class sizes in primary schools are coming under threat because of the current economic downturn.

5th July, 2008

Extra resources needed to reduce class sizes in primary schools are coming under threat because of the current economic downturn.

In what education observers described as a ‘‘hardening of its position’’, the Department of Education said that commitments made in the Programme for Government would now have to be considered ‘‘in the context of the current fiscal constraints’’.

A department spokes woman told The Sunday Business Post...

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