Curriculum costs;In brief

4th June 1999 at 01:00
MORE than pound;200 million worth of extra textbooks are needed to deliver the planned changes to the curriculum, a leading education pressure group has warned. The revised national curriculum and new-look A-levels will cause chaos unless the Government buys at least one new book per pupil per subject, according to the School Book Alliance. A new international comparison of secondary school spending by the SBA reveals that British schools spend less than many others at just pound;23 per pupil.

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