Saturday 10 March 2018 / 2:08 PM Angela Rayner / Education

Now the Education Secretary has admitted school funding is tight, he should adopt Labour’s policy – Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Education Secretary’s admission that school funding is “tight”, said:

“The reason that ‘funding is tight’ is the Tories have cut £2.7bn from school budgets.

“Tory cuts have created a teacher recruitment crisis, forced teachers to leave the profession in record numbers, sent class sizes soaring, and driven teachers to fundraise at the school gate.

“Now the Education Secretary has admitted there isn’t enough funding, he should adopt Labour’s pledge to give our schools the resources they need by reversing Tory cuts and scrapping the public sector pay cap to give our teachers the pay rise they deserve.”