Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers

General election 2019: Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers


General election 2019: Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers

They party proposes an extra £10bn a year for schools in England, taken from a £50bn 'Remain bonus'.

"But instead, they are trailing behind. The Conservatives have cut school funding to the bone and children have paid the price, especially those with the most complex needs.

After a decade of tightening budgets, the political parties in England are competing to offer more cash to England's schools. Since 2010, the spending per pupil in England has fallen by 8% in real terms, despite being at its highest ever level in cash terms.

They would reverse the spending cuts, and because there is a commitment further into the future, offer schools the prospect of a real terms increase.

The Lib Dems, like Labour, say scrapping the end of primary tests and replacing Ofsted would help take the pressure off schools.

But in August, Tory leader Boris Johnson promised an increase in funding for English schools that would amount to £7.1bn more than at present by 2022-23.

Labour plans to increase education spending - and its conference voted in September to abolish private schools and redistribute their assets to the state sector, if Labour wins power on 12 December.

Read more: BBC News (UK)

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