Tories don't understand the urgency of the school funding crisis.
Responding to this evening’s announcement on schools funding by Boris Johnson, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran MP said:
“The Tories don't understand the urgency of the school funding crisis. All credit to the parents and teachers who took to the streets to make the Government do its homework on schools funding. But as schools must wait until 2020 to see any new cash, it doesn’t get full marks.
“Teachers are struggling to buy basic supplies now. Support staff are being sacked. Several schools will shut their doors early for another year. And the money for special educational needs is woefully short of what is needed.
“And with more money going to schools in wealthier areas, schools with more disadvantaged children will keep struggling to cover their costs.
“Liberal Democrats demand better for our children. School cuts were a Conservative political choice. We need an emergency cash boost this year to reverse them, and far more support for SEND. We can’t let young people down for another year.”