I REFER to recent letters from Ben Morris of the NUT and Harrison Carter, a member of the UK Youth Parliament, over the reduction in education funding.
Could they please answer the following:
n Why was it necessary to relocate the Sheffield Education Department at a cost of more than £33m?
n Why is it necessary to have staff of 2,000 at the Education Department when most schools run themselves?
n Why is it necessary for junior school classes to have a teacher and an assistant?
n Why should the council pay for full-time union leaders?
When I was at junior school in the 1950s there were three streamed-classes of 50 in each year. Over 100 passed the 11-plus in my year.
The only equipment we had was a pencil and paper. And a good teacher.
J Bunting, Greenhill