Responding to the publication of today’s (19/07/19) report by the Education Select Committee, which calls on the Government to commit to a 10-year, multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:
“Over the past few years, our schools and colleges have been cut to the bone, as funding levels failed to keep up with spiralling costs and increased pupil numbers.
"Teachers have been forced to buy resources out of their own pockets, teaching assistants have been let go, and tens of schools have been shutting their doors early.
“Today’s report shows that MPs across all parties are not prepared to see our schools and colleges face years of continued uncertainty. Yet this is exactly what the Conservative Government has created. They have seemingly scrapped an announcement on schools funding planned for this week and have not yet told teachers how much they’ll be paid next year.
“Liberal Democrats demand better for our children and teachers. That is why we are campaigning for an emergency cash injection into our schools and colleges, so that they have the resources teachers need to teach and pupils need to learn.”