Education fights can beat the cuts

A huge march through Lancaster last Saturday showed the fury at a Tory schools funding cuts plan—and potential to build resistance to it.

 

Some 2,000 people joined the Lancaster protest against the Tories’ so-called fair funding formula, which will snatch £3 billion from schools every year by 2020.

 

Teachers, parents and school children all marched together, with children carrying placards they had made themselves at the start of the march.

 

Audrey Glover, a teacher and NUT union member in Lancaster, said it was the biggest demonstration the city had seen in years.

 

“We knew the march was going to be huge—but it was so much bigger than expected,” she told Socialist Worker.

 

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