Jeremy Corbyn promises to find £3bn to plug hole in school budgets : The Telegraph


Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to find £3 billion to plug the shortfall in school funding – but declined to specify how he would raise the cash.

Speaking at the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) conference in Shropshire, he told delegates that the Labour party is “brave enough” to “fully reverse” the £3 billion of savings that schools need to make by 2019/20, according to the National Audit Office.

Asked by John Gadd, a  head teacher of Thomas A Becket Junior School in West Sussex: “Are you brave enough to fully reverse the £3 billion in cuts?”, Mr Corbyn replied: “I believe we are brave enough to do it because I see education as a complete priority and that is what I want to achieve”.

The Labour leader went on: “Because it unlocks the potential of children and if you look at it at an economic level further down…

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