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Notes from the writer/LibDem parliamentary candidate for Somerton & Frome

Election Day -17: Education (Last in a series of four policy statements)

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Too many children are still leaving school without the knowledge and skills to be successful. Finding a good school is a struggle, lessons don’t always stretch the brightest or support those who need more help, and classes are often too big for teachers to control.
Every child is different, so schools need to be free to teach children in different ways and get the very best from them. Liberal Democrats want every child to get an excellent education because it is the best way to get on in life, get a good job, and learn about the world.
We will cut class sizes, set teachers free to spend more time in the classroom and raise standards in every school with more money for things like one to one tuition and classes in the evenings.
For those youngsters leaving school, university is getting more and more expensive. To get a degree, young people are saddled with thousands of pounds of debt when it is tough enough to get a job, get on the housing ladder and make ends meet.
Liberal Democrats are the only party which believes university education should be free and everyone who has the ability should be able to go to university and not be put off by the cost. We have a sensible and affordable six year timetable to achieve this goal.
Westminster has one of the greatest disparities between the privileged and the disadvantaged of all the London Boroughs. By pursuing the above education policies, Liberal Democrats would seek to redress this imbalance by helping to give all Westminster children a fair start in life. All our policies are costed and realistic; they will make a difference.


Written by markblackburn

April 20, 2010 at 8:02 am

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