UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Tory plans would mean fewer teachers and larger classes says Laws

Press Release   •   Jan 19, 2010 10:36 GMT

“Only the Liberal Democrats are committed to giving schools the money they need to recruit more teachers and reduce class sizes, giving every child a fair start in life," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Schools Secretary.

Commenting on David Cameron’s promise to improve the quality of graduates becoming teachers, David Laws said:

“With the Conservatives targeting the education budget for cuts, their proposals will mean fewer teachers and even larger class sizes.   

“We need to get better qualified people into teaching, but the Tories can’t be trusted to do this. Their plans to slash education spending will mean that schools will simply not have the cash to pay good teachers more.

“Only the Liberal Democrats are committed to giving schools the money they need to recruit more teachers and reduce class sizes, giving every child a fair start in life.”