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Teachers and parents to hand out Valentine's day cards highlighting Tory school cuts

Calderdale Against School Cuts organises protest over national funding formula

SCHOOL teachers, governors, parents and union activists campaigning against education cuts are planning to hand out special anti-Valentine's Day cards highlighting the crisis.

Calderdale Against School Cuts will give out the cards in Halifax on Saturday to raise public awareness of the cuts hitting Yorkshire.

The government is introducing a new national funding formula for England’s schools in April, taking away from councils the ability to decide the funding they need.

National Education Union’s Sue McMahon told the Star: “Every school will be affected by the new national funding formula.

"But what the government is failing to address is that not enough money is being put into the system to cover the increased costs that schools have to pay.

“As a result of this we are seeing subjects axed, pupil numbers rising, class sizes increasing, redundancies and staff shortages, forcing an inevitable crisis in schools.”

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