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Parents 'won't forgive cuts'

Judith Gillespie, former convener of the Scottish Parent Teacher Council and school board chairman Boroughmuir High in Edinburgh, has told the city to expect strong reaction from parents in the spring when budgets are settled. Boroughmuir already has a list for Pounds 80,000 worth of books and equipment but no available cash.

"The situation is serious and further cuts are educationally and politically unacceptable. It is hard to see how teachers can carry on teaching," Mrs Gillespie says.

She warned Labour: "Parents have been educated to understand it is the Government which is responsible for funding levels and this time it is your Government which is in charge. They will not forgive further cuts."

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