Voters have been warned that a Conservative victory in the General Election will see schools in Lichfield and Burntwood face deeper budget cuts.
Robert Pass made his comments as the nation prepares to go to the polls once more tomorrow (June 8).
He said it was important voters recognised the scale of the issue around education.
“The scale of the Conservative cuts to school funding are huge,” he said. “The average primary school will have lost £103,000, and the average secondary school will have lost £470,000 by 2020.
“Headteachers are speaking of the impossible job they have to balance the books with 60% of secondary schools now running deficit budgets. Yet there is worse to come, with £ 3billion worth of cuts to come by 2022.
“Lichfield and Burntwood schools will be left with no option but to make staff redundancies, increase class sizes and cut extra-curricular activities.”
Mr Pass said the situation around school funding showed that the Conservatives were out of touch with what was happening on the ground.
“The people that fund and control the Tory Party are not interested in comprehensive education for all, they send their children to private school,” he said. “The Green Party is not controlled by elite interests and would deal with the massive neglect in our education system by plugging the £7billion spending deficit.
“We would bring academies and free schools under local authority control, abolish SATS and ensure teachers are free to teach.
“For parents who are concerned about the funding situation in their own child’s school I would recommend checking out the school cuts website.”