EDITOR'S COMMENT: Our MPs won't back it but campaign to protect real-terms schools funding after 2020 won't go away - The Solihull Observer

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Our MPs won't back it but campaign to protect real-terms schools funding after 2020 won't go away

Solihull Editorial 27th Oct, 2017   0

In July, education secretary Justine Greening acknowledged public concern over schools funding. Some Tory MPs had partly blamed it for June’s poor general election showing.

An extra £1.3billion would “raise standards and give every child the best possible education,” she said. Yet it was only for two years. She failed to win extra money for education overall from the chancellor.

So the campaign among Solihull parents, teachers and opposition politicians goes on, as schools’ costs and pupil numbers rise.

When this newspaper invited them to, neither borough MP would commit themselves to a campaign call for year-on-year ‘baseline’ schools’ funding per pupil to be protected in line with inflation beyond 2020.




The campaign will not go away.


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