Expert reaction on the Conservative manifesto education pledges
Comment from Professor Stephen Gorard, Durham University:
“As with those of the other major parties, the Conservative election manifesto for education is a mixed bag. For example, the commitment to fairer funding for schools overcoming decades of historical under-funding in some regions (but with protection for other areas in the short term) is very welcome, as is the renewed commitment to the Pupil Premium for schools taking disadvantaged pupils.
The move from funding free lunches for all in early primary years to free…
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