Rebuild 'sham'

14th August 2009 at 01:00

The Government's pledge to rebuild or refurbish every secondary school in the country has been labelled a sham by the Liberal Democrats. According to figures obtained by the party from Vernon Coaker, Schools Minister, one in five projects provided schools with computers rather than rebuilds. Lib Dems education spokesman David Laws said: "The inclusion of such small-scale projects turns what is supposed to be a flagship programme into a bit of a sham. It is important for schools to update technology, but ministers don't mention this when trying to trumpet their flawed school-building programme."

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