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Julie Stands up for Schools in Burnley in PMQs

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Last week in Prime Minister’s Questions I challenged the Prime Minister directly about her plans to introduce grammar schools while at the same time refusing to protect existing schools from £3 billion worth of spending cuts under the new School Funding Formula and continuing to underfund nursery schools. I asked the Prime Minister the following:

“In my constituency of Burnley, primary and secondary schools are severely underfunded, and maintained nursery schools are struggling to survive. Why, then, at a time when we cannot adequately fund the schools we already have, is the Prime Minister suggesting spending millions of pounds to create new grammar schools that will help only a minority of children? That is unfair as a new funding formula, and will do nothing to help social mobility.”

You can see a video of my question and the Prime Minister’s response here (copy and paste link): http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/8a000060-1bde-4491-bffe-4359e85832ea?in=12:24:40&out=12:25:59

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