Cash injection needed for education as well as NHS

Article ("Money, money, money") published in SecEd, 28 June 2018

By Deborah Lawson, General Secretary, Voice

The saying “(the love of) money is the root of all evil” is something of a cliché, but money – or rather the lack of it – is at the root of the various crises impacting our education service.

At the time of writing, we are waiting for the again delayed publication of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB)’s report on pay and conditions. It remains to be seen what the consequence of the announcement of the additional cash injection for the NHS will be on education funding, and the Government’s response to the STRB report if that commitment further reduces or eliminates education funding growth.......

....Vital though the NHS is, a properly funded and staffed national education service is even more fundamentally important. Without early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education, there would be no doctors or nurses, or indeed any members of any trade or profession.....

Voice will continue to press the Government to fund education properly and fairly to address the legacy of austerity. 

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