Schools face toughest spending squeeze ‘since the 1990s’ with plummeting standards and ‘soaring class sizes,’ report says

SCHOOLS in England are facing the toughest spending squeeze since the mid 90s with pupils facing plummeting standards, a damning report reveals today.


The powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee said pupils’ futures were “at risk” with class sizes soaring.


MPs said subjects were likely to be dropped as schools were forced to rely on unqualified teachers to hit targets.


Committee chair Meg Hillier accused ministers of being in “collective delusion” about the funding crisis.


She said ministers were enforcing “unrealistic” targets and were unable to monitor how schools are making savings and what the impact of them are.


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