Caroline Lucas launched the Green Party manifesto and vowed to give voters referendum on Brexit deal
Greens co-leader Caroline Lucas will lay out plans to increase schools funding by £7 billion a year by 2022 through hikes in corporation tax and a wealth tax on the richest, pointing to the "desperate" situation in schools having to fund-raise to pay for pens and glue sticks.
The speech came as election campaigning began again in earnest after party leaders agreed to suspend all campaign events following the Manchester terror attack.
Ms Lucas, who is standing for re-election in Brighton Pavilion, was expected to pay tribute to the victims of Monday's bombing and praise the emergency services and "communities across the country" for their response to the atrocity.
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The Tories' plans for our schools will leave teachers stressed and stretched
She will tell a schools rally in Brighton: "The Tories' plans for our schools will leave teachers stressed and stretched, and risk our children's education.
"PTAs are already fundraising to pay for essential equipment like pens and glue sticks, the situation is getting desperate.
"The Green Party would invest £7 billion into our schools by 2022, ensuring teachers have the resources they need, and every child has the best possible education.
Greens pledged to invest £7 billion into schools by 2022
"We fully support parents and teachers who are fighting for fair funding for schools, and Green MPs elected on June 8 will use their voice in Parliament to hold ministers to account and push for a world-class education for every child.
"The underfunded breakfast policy the Tories have tried to use to deflect criticism of their lunch-snatch policy, would leave schools with just 7p per breakfast.
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"Just like on social care policy their plans are dangerous, and show they have no understanding of the real costs schools face."
The party also promised to roll back privatisation of the NHS and give people a referendum on the terms of a Brexit deal when it launched its manifesto earlier this week.
It would also include promises to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour by 2020, phasing in a four-day working week and closing the NHS spending gap.