HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 c2488W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction among teachers in the work of training the blind owing to the latitude granted for a class to be over 15 in number; and, in the view of those persons engaged in the work that such numbers lead to inefficiency, whether he will be prepared to meet a small but representative deputation of these teachers on the matter?


I have been making careful inquiry into the present efficiency of schools for blind children. In view of the reports which I have received, I do not think it necessary to receive a deputation on the subject; but I shall be willing to investigate any further instances which are submitted to me in which it is alleged that the size of a class is militating against its efficiency.