THERE should be better standards of consultation when it comes to closing or merging schools in counties across Wales, according to a Welsh language pressure group.
Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg says that some counties are following their own path towards education reforms while others are pausing to ask parents what they want.
The group cited the difference between Carmarthenshire County Council and Denbighshire County Council, which this week withdrew its plans to close up to 14 primary schools.
Meanwhile Carmarthenshire's education chiefs are pressing ahead with a Modernising Education scheme that could see around 40 schools closed or merged.
Ffred Ffransis, Cymdeithas education spokesman, said, "Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg has called on Carmarthenshire County Council to follow the example of Denbighshire County Council which has withdrawn the threat to close a number of Welsh medium village schools.
"It (Denbighshire) has decided instead to consult fully with local communities."
In Carmarthenshire, bosses have promised consultation but Cymdeithas says it fears this will be a "sham" as decisions have already been made.