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Budget ignores schools funding ctisis.

Budget ignores schools funding ctisis.

The chancellor has been accused of neglecting his duty to schools and colleges "on their knees" financially across England in his Budget.

Philip Hammond did not answer demands from heads and teachers to ease mounting cash pressure in schools.

The National Union of Teachers accused Mr Hammond of a dereliction of duty to children and young people.

Mr Hammond did use his budget to invest about £360m in building new free schools, some of which may be grammars.

And a further £500m is being invested in vocational education and new "T-levels" - 15 new technical education routes for 15- to 19-year-olds.

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