SINN Féin Education spokesperson Karen Mullan has said school children are paying the price for Tory cuts.
The Foyle MLA was speaking following reports that primary and nursery schools are to receive £56 less per pupil this school year than in 2016-17.
Karen Mullan said: “Schools are already coming under significant financial pressures as a direct result of Tory austerity cuts to the Block Grant.
“Since the Tories came into power we have seen over a billion pounds cut from the North’s block grant and local schools and local children are paying the price for this.
“The DUP should end their opposition to rights and equality so that we can get local ministers back in place and they should immediately withdraw their support for this austerity-driven Tory government.”