Tories oppose improving Hertfordshire schools, and Labour abstain

Liberal Democrats criticised the fact that the condition of Herts schools are in the worst 8% in the country, and called for an improvement, in a motion to Herts County Council last week.

‘It was depressingly predictable that the Tories used their majority to vote this down, saying I should not have brought the matter up’ said Malcolm Cowan, vice-chair of scrutiny. ‘They claimed that Hertfordshire’s good exam results showed there was not a problem, as if the crisis conditions in many of our schools made education better.

‘But the biscuit came when Labour neither spoke nor took a position, preferring to sit on their hands and abstain. Teachers, parents and children must wonder about a world where only one political party sees such a shocking report on school buildings as a concern.

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