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Educational Standard

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Education whether he has considered the resolution, of which a copy has been sent to him, passed by the Southwold Town Council at its last meeting, deploring the poor standard of educational attainment of children attending the local schools; and what reports his inspectors have made on the schools in this area.

I am looking into the matter, and will communicate with my hon. Friend.

Is my right hon. Friend aware that a general resolution of this character has caused a great deal of anxiety to parents and teachers, and also that the accusations about bad spelling have been levelled at school children for centuries past, and always will be?

I am conscious of that, but I think I ought to inquire into the special circumstances here before coming to a decision.

Will my right hon. Friend, when considering this and similar cases, also investigate the conditions under which education is carried on in the classes?