Revelations that 500,000 children have left primary school, since Labour came to power, without the basic tools of literacy are shameful, according to UKIP education spokesman Derek Clark.
The East Midlands MEP said: "This government and its predecessor has nobody to blame but themselves. Not only have they abandoned tried and tested methods of teaching and teacher training, in favour of dogmatically inspired social engineering, but they have blighted half a million young lives.
"When I was a teacher, I would have marked the DCFS with a 'F minus - see me'.
"It is about time that this government did indeed see me and the rest of the country and leave as soon as possible."