On Monday 19th July, the teaching Unions NASUWT and NUT brought a lobby to the Houses of Parliament to talk to MPs on the cuts to school funding and the Coalition Government’s policies on Academies.
Pictured with Lisa is David White, the Wigan rep for NASUWT who came to raise his concerns about the enormous cuts to Building Schools for the Future funding that will be hitting Wigan over the coming months and years.
The unions are also concerned about the Academies Bill, which Lisa has spoken against in the House and which is designed to create a two-tier education system, denying funding and therefore a decent education to the most deprived areas in the UK.
I feel very strongly about the Tories’ education proposals as I believe they are a blatant attempt to bring the free market into the school system – benefitting the rich and harming the poor.
I will be working closely with NASUWT and the NUT to make sure the schools in Wigan are protected but I was devestated when a nummber of our local schools had had their funding cut. This will be a real blow to young people in Wigan and I will continue to put pressure on the Government to reconsider their decision.