Rishi Sunak has admitted there are not enough teachers to fulfil his plans to boost maths learning, as he failed to say when he will deliver his vision to get everyone studying the subject until adulthood.
In the second speech to announce his “maths to 18” policy for England, the prime minister on Monday could not commit to begin rolling out the plans this year.
Mr Sunak, an investment banker before entering politics, insisted he does not want make maths at A-Level compulsory, but said being bad at maths should not be “socially acceptable”.
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