Morris mistaken

Tes Editorial

SCHOOLS minister Estelle Morris ("Real facts about recruitment", TES, May 18) has misread my opinion piece ("Labour's magic numbers" TES May 4).

What I actually said was that claiming a small amount of extra funding had created the teacher shortage was "frankly ludicrous". I dd not suggest that a claim of 11,000 more posts since 1998 was ludicrous. Indeed, I quoted the Department for Education and Employment's own figures relating to the increase in posts.

Professor Alan Smithers

Department of Education

University of Liverpool


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