Labour achievement number two
Tony Milne has been running a lovely series about all Labour's achievements. Here's achievement number two:
Labour achievement 2: More teachers More teachers mean better quality education for all children: Since 1999 Labour has provided over (sic)5,200 new teachers over and above those required for roll growth. This lowers the class ratios and boosts quality.Quite how it boosts quality, I`m not quite sure. Perhaps more teachers mean better quality education in the same way as more bar staff in pubs mean better quality alcohol for all drinkers.
I think Tony wanted to say that higher quality teaching leads to better education for all children. But that is not one of Labour's achievements.