Elementary School Teachers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 4th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Colegate Mr Arthur Colegate , The Wrekin

asked the President of the Board of Education the approximate number of public elementary school teachers employed in England and Wales; and what number of such teachers hold university degrees?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

The number of teachers employed in public elementary schools in England and Wales in March, 1942, was 151,296. Owing to the necessity for reducing the collection of statistics to a minimum, I am unable to state what number of these teachers hold university degrees. In March, 1938, the corresponding number of teachers was 166,674, of which 11,685 held university degrees.