UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Chain schools plan a top-down gimmick says Laws

Press Release   •   Feb 24, 2010 10:54 GMT

“Only the Liberal Democrats are committed to giving all schools the extra money they need to cut class sizes and provide children who are struggling with individual support," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Schools Secretary.

Commenting on the Government’s ‘chain schools’ announcement, David Laws said:

“This is another top-down gimmick from a tired Government desperate to divert attention from its failure to raise standards in our schools.

“New providers can help to turn around long-term failing schools, but do we really want Ed Balls to be handpicking all 500 of them?

“Only the Liberal Democrats are committed to giving all schools the extra money they need to cut class sizes and provide children who are struggling with individual support.

“We will make sure all schools have the freedom to provide an excellent standard of education, without the constant interference of Whitehall politicians.”