Britain’s National Union of Teachers (NUT) has revealed to the public the full scale of possible cuts to local schools in England. 18,329 schools will face cuts and £8.9bn will be slashed from schools budget by 2022. Is yours on the list?
The NUT campaign puts spotlight on manifesto promises. The website schoolcuts.org.uk has been updated to reflect what the three main political party pledges will mean for education in England.
Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said: “This election has to be in part a Vote for Education and candidates should be held to account for their parties’ manifesto promises on school funding. Every parent, teacher and school staff member knows the debilitating effect a chronic lack of money has for the quality and type of education schools can give to children and young people…Without sufficient funds schools will be forced to drop subjects from the curriculum, increase class sizes or cut staff numbers. Buildings are going unrepaired and begging letters to parents for money are all too common practice. We must do better.”
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