The serious errors made in the list of new school buildings to be cancelled by Michael Gove is disgraceful enough. But the real issue is that the cuts to over 700 new school buildings for communities which were expecting this much-needed investment should not be happening anyway.
These are unfair and unnecessary cuts – they will damage opportunities for children and young people and cost many thousands of jobs in the construction industry just when we should be supporting jobs and growth in the private sector.
That’s why the shadow schools minister Vernon Coaker and I are urging parents, teachers, young people and governors to sign up and join our campaign to ’save our schools’ and join the lobby of Parliament being organised by the NASUWT and other teaching unions on Monday 19 July.
Read more about the lobby of Parliament in this NASUWT press release.