Government spending on schools is set to drop for the first time since the 1990’s

The  Institute for Fiscal Studies say that schools funding has been well protected for the last two decades but this is set to drop by 6.5% in real terms over the course of this parliament. The National Governors’ Association said that the money being provided by Government simply isn’t enough to educate our children. “The Department for Education unfortunately doesn’t know how much it costs to educate a pupil whether it be a primary or secondary pupil,” Emma Knights, the association’s chief executive, on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. This is putting further strain on hard working teachers and in some cases is prompting them to leave the profession out[…]

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Tories wanted to slash the schools budget!

Did you know that the Conservatives wanted to slash the schools budget on entering office in 2010? In government, Liberal Democrats refused such plans and have fought to protect the education budget. The Conservative assumption in 2010 was for a cash freeze in the schools budget – a whopping 10% cut in real terms over the course of the Parliament. Liberal Democrats insisted on properly protecting the schools budget and getting real terms increases year on year. Photographed briefing documents and a stated mission to make deeper cuts than necessary can only lead to the conclusion that the Tories plan to make deep cuts in education. Peterborough Liberal Democrat’s candidate[…]