ATL comment on Liberal Democrat education pledge
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers comments on the Liberal Democrat manifesto
Commenting on the Liberal Democrats' education pledge, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
"The Liberal Democrats' pledge to protect the amount of spending on each pupil in real terms over the next parliament is important and necessary as the number of pupils is rising rapidly. School budgets are already under enormous strain, and without adequate funding, teachers and school leaders will struggle to provide the highest quality education. There can be no greater investment in the future than to protect education funding and the life chances of children and young people."