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PARENTS, grandparents, teachers and other school workers were on the streets nationwide on Saturday protesting and campaigning against education cuts.
Schools are facing swingeing budget cuts as government-imposed austerity continues to bite.
In Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, where 75 per cent of schools face budget cuts, campaigners ran a stall as part of the nationwide campaign.
Sue McMahon of Calderdale Against School Cuts said: “[Less funding] means bigger class sizes, subjects taken off the curriculum, loss of specialist staff such as education psychologists.
“Teachers and support staff are being made redundant.
“Every single head teacher signed a letter of protest warning about what was happening and what is coming — and it’s all down to central government cuts.
“One school faces a six-figure deficit despite making seven support staff and one teacher redundant.
“The children’s education is suffering.”
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