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Parents, schoolchildren and teachers hit the streets to highlight education cuts

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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