Teachers' leaders pointed out that the budget for each pupil would rise from 5,500 in 2007-8 to 6,600 in 2010-11 but that this was still far short of the cost of a private school education.
Camberley adult education
The new shadow education secretary was Michael Gove (pictured).
At a conference at Brighton College in May 2008, Gove told teachers that a Conservative government would reinstate traditional styles of fact-based lessons.
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Brown and Balls Tony Blair was replaced as prime minister by former chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown (pictured).
It would oversee the 4bn adult portion of the Learning and Skills Council budget.