Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Education union calls for election clarity

A teachers' union has appealed for all candidates to come forward with clear education policies ahead of the Isle of Man general elections.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) is concerned government cuts could affect standards.

The union said budgets have been cut to a minimum and further reductions would mean losing staff.

A spokesman added that this could lead to an increase in class sizes or some subjects being lost.

Sixty-four election candidates will contest a total of 24 seats in the Isle of Man general election 2011. Polling takes place on 29 September.

The ATL has 360 members in the Isle of Man.

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