Tuesday 2 April 2019 / 2:17 PM Angela Rayner / Schools

Tory school cuts mean millions of children paying price for austerity – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the National Education Union (NEU) open letter to Education Secretary Damian Hinds MP, said: 

“The Tories have slashed school budgets for the first time in a generation, and there will now be millions of children paying the price for austerity.

“It’s time for the government to listen to teachers, parents and local councillors. Their cuts have consequences, and it is a disgrace that in one of the richest countries in the world teachers are being forced to beg parents for money to pay for basic supplies and schools are forced to close early due to lack of funds.

“Austerity in our schools must end, and the next Labour government will end cuts to school budgets giving our schools the resources they need and increasing per pupil funding to a record high.”