‘Skint’ schools need ‘cold hard cash’
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale demanded the SNP invests in “skint” schools following £1.2bn of cuts over seven years.
At First Minister’s Questions, she said head teachers need “cold, hard cash” not reforms that would make Margaret Thatcher “proud”.
“Why can the First Minister not see that the real problem in our education system is that our schools are skint?”
There has been a 7.1% reduction in core funding spend per pupil since 2010, according to the Scottish Parliament Information Service.
Nicola Sturgeon said Ms Dugdale is “downright wrong” about school funding by not including the £750m attainment fund, which is designed to increase the performance of those from less advantaged homes.
“This Government is taking tough action to reform our education system, to get more powers into the hands of head teachers and teachers and to get more resources into their hands.”
Ms Dugdale wants investment.