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    Schools will lose no more than two teaching positions under new class ratios in an embarrassing backdown by the Government after large intermediates were set to lose seven.Education Minister Hekia Parata was forced to impose a cap after it became clear she could have a rebellion on her hands from schools and parents.The $43 million a year that was to have been saved and diverted to improve teaching quality will be cut but Ms Parata did not know by how much.

    Neither she nor Prime Minister John Key will admit that mistakes were made in calculating the effects of the new policy and yesterday she announced the cap as "good news".This morning she and Secretary of Education Lesley Longstone will face school principals at the annual conference of the Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools in Auckland.
    Pukekohe Intermediate principal Gary Sweeney, who is the association president, said that yesterday morning his school had been facing cuts of four teachers and now it was two.
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