1m children not in school: Education crisis worsening by the day

Munira Wilson MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health and parent of a child told to stay at home due to covid rules, has responded to news that 1 million children are currently not attending school. She said: “We are in the midst of an education crisis which is worsening by the day.

Munira Wilson

“As a parent myself with a child told to stay at home right now, I know how tough it is when the dreaded text from school arrives.

“Behind this number are children without laptops, untold impacts on their mental health and parents forced to stay at home instead of working.

“The Prime Minister needs to act today on this if schools are to return in Autumn. He must act without delay to protect millions of children’s mental health and wellbeing. As he told the country last night – If not now, then when?”

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