'Depressing' Estyn education reports in Merthyr and Monmouthshire
20 February 2013 Last updated at 15:50 GMT
The education services in two more areas of Wales should be taken into special measures, according to the education watchdog Estyn.
Merthyr Tydfil and Monmouthshire are the latest councils deemed to be failing pupils, following Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent and Pembrokeshire.
Education Minister Leighton Andrews said he found the reports "depressing," pledging to take action, blaming the quality of education management.
Both Merthyr and Monmouthshire councils said they were taking steps to improve.
BBC Wales education correspondent Arwyn Jones reports.