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LABOUR ASSISTED PLACES ABOLITION PLAN WOULD HIT POOREST

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The Times Educational Supplement (p2) reports that two studies published this week claim that Labour's plan to abol...
The Times Educational Supplement (p2) reports that two studies published this week claim that Labour's plan to abolish the assisted places scheme would not finance smaller class sizes and would adversely affect families on low incomes.

The reports, one from the Institute of Public Finance and a MORI survey commissioned by the independent schools information service, say that Labour's figures do not add up.

The independent schools report showed a sharp rise in the number of pupils with unemployed parents or unskilled manual worker backgrounds, which it claims would disappear under Labour's plans, says the paper.
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