2017 Budget won’t tackle funding crisis in our schools

Date: 08.03.17
Commenting on reports of the Government’s education spending plans ahead of the March 2017 Budget, Voice General Secretary Deborah Lawson said...

 


7 March 2017 

 

2017 Budget won’t tackle funding crisis in our schools

Commenting on reports of the Government’s education spending plans ahead of the March 2017 Budget, Voice General Secretary Deborah Lawson said:

“The £216 million to rebuild and refurbish existing schools, and the previously announced investment in vocational and technical education, are welcome. However,it seems that the Government will ignore the needs of schools facing a massive funding shortfall, and ignore all the evidence presented to it against expanding selective education and free schools.

“At a time whenthere is a funding crisis in our schools, this will be a bitter disappointment for schools across the country.

“The Chancellor is cruelly taunting schools with the money they desperately need for their pupils, while spending it on an ideologically-motivated experiment for the benefit of a few, rather than all, young people.”


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Grammar schools

The Budget (HM Treasury)


 

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