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Nick Clegg: a fair start for every child

April 6, 2010

I met Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg last week to discuss our plans to invest £2.5billion in education. As a former Lewisham teacher, education is one of my priorities. The Lib Dems will be putting an extra £2.5 billion into schools to cut class sizes so children get the individual attention they need to thrive. This means an average of £2,500 extra per pupil for the schools teaching the million most deprived children in the country, funded by taking above-average earners out of the tax credit system and cutting wasteful programmes at the Department for Education.

The Liberal Democrats will also phase out tuition fees over the course of six years, so that, after school, everyone who gets the grades has the opportunity to go to university without fear of debt, no matter what their background.

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