Shadow schools minister Kevin Brennan has accused Michael Gove of having the "wrong priorities".
A report out today has highlighted a knowledge gap between English and East Asian pupils in maths.
This report shows Michael Gove has the wrong priorities. It says we need to provide more support in basic skills at primary level, but this Government has cut support for catch-up tuition in English and maths, resulting in a 40% drop in the number of pupils getting this help.
A report has found that even the brightest pupils in England are falling behind in maths, from the age of 10.
Education Minister Elizabeth Truss said the report was a "damning indictment of Labour's record on education."
This Government is clearing up Labour's mess. Our reforms - tougher discipline, more rigorous exams, more freedom for headteachers, a more demanding curriculum and higher quality teaching - will drive up standards so our pupils have a first-class education that matches the best in the world.