Monday 23 January 2017

Our kids deserve better... starting with class sizes

Published 02/09/2014 | 13:04

This year at least 125,000 pupils will be put into so-called “super-sized” classes (30 or more pupils) – an increase of nearly 35,000 from last year. Photo: Getty Images.
This year at least 125,000 pupils will be put into so-called “super-sized” classes (30 or more pupils) – an increase of nearly 35,000 from last year. Photo: Getty Images.

Each September thousands of new children start primary school. Each September we groan about the growth in class sizes.

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Each September we get the inevitable retort: “Well, I was in a class of thirty-eight and it didn’t do me any harm, so what are ye all complaining about?”

But the latest figures should be cause for all of us to sit up and take notice.

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