Kelly Trips Up on School Statistics; in Brief

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EDUCATION Secretary Ruth Kelly fluffed her lines badly today after repeatedly muddling key school statistics. Ms Kelly, 36, was tripped up as she publicised new plans to tackle bad behaviour in schools on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. In a shambolic performance, she used outdated statistics on unsatisfactory behaviour in schools in an attempt to play down the scale of the problem. She was later forced to accept that the most recent figures are far more damning.

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