The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.
Figures from the National Education Union show that next year (2020/21), schools in North Devon will have seen their budgets cut by £3,345,403 in real terms since 2015, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.
This is equivalent to a cut of £250 per pupil. Across the constituency, 28% of schools have seen their spending power cut since 2015.
Alex White, Liberal Democrat candidate for North Devon said:
“Young people across North Devon deserve world-class schools and colleges so they can get the best start in life.
Currently, children in North Devon don’t get a fair deal.
The Conservatives have cut school budgets to the bone. Across the country, hundreds of schools rely on hand-outs from local parents or cut staff numbers to make ends meet. Some schools are even shortening the school day because they can’t afford to keep children at school for a five-day week.
As the next MP for North Devon, I will fight to reverse school cuts so that our children can get the resources they need to learn.
Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for every child in North