Muddle over school books

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Muddle over school books

TEACHERS' leaders yesterday accused ministers of allowing a scheme to give schools extra textbooks to descend into a "bureaucratic muddle".

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers claimed hundreds of schools would miss out on the offer of pounds 1,000 for extra books because many schools assumed they would get the money if they simply ordered the books by today's closing date. In fact, the books must be delivered to schools by the closing date if schools are to get the special grants.