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Council asks for rethink on school policy

CRITICS OF CLOSURES REJECT SAVINGS CLAIMS

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The Alternative Education Council insists it does not oppose the Education Ministry's plan to close and merge small schools, but it is concerned some facilities that should remain open will be closed. 

The council and its allies held a meeting yesterday after Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanchana announced he was standing firm on the ministry's policy of shutting about 17,000 small schools and sending students to larger ones nearby.

The closures would start with schools that have fewer than 60 students, of which there are nearly 6,000.

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