Do school buildings matter?
Two headteachers of Sandwell schools hit by the government mistake over building cuts have said Education Secretary Michael Gove should rethink his plans. Is the condition of a school building more important than the quality of teaching?
The coalition government's decision to axe the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme means 715 schools will see their rebuilding projects cancelled.
A number of schools that thought their building plans had been saved have now been told they are in fact being cut. Mr Gove said he had sought to ensure the new list was "as complete as possible and as accurate as possible", adding that he took "full responsibility for that regrettable error".
He has also said that the financial situation means he has to prioritise funding to try to reduce the £155bn budget deficit, and believes that the BSF programme was not value for money and was over bureaucratic.
Are you a parent or teacher worried about these cuts? Should there be more focus on the quality of teaching rather than on school buildings? Should financial cuts be made in education? If so, how would you make the cuts?