Thursday 19 January 2017 / 10:45 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Tories are failing an entire generation – Angela Rayner

Angela
Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary,
commenting on the
school performance tables released today, said:

“Many
schools are performing well and should be congratulated on their successes. We
should not forget that schools have managed this despite the Government
constantly moving the goal posts.

“However
we cannot ignore that almost 300 schools are failing and the attainment gap
between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is widening.

“Tory
plans to open more grammar schools will drive this gap even further apart, and
their reckless handling of our existing schools system has led to teacher
shortages, massive cuts to school budgets and class sizes which are too
big .

"The
Tories have no plan on how they will deliver an excellent education for all our
children. They are failing an entire generation on which our country’s future
depends.”