School Funding – Government must come clean before the Election

20 April 2017

Commenting on the crisis in school funding, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:

“As we are now entering in to a General Election, the time for half-truths about school funding is over. The National Funding Formula Stage 2 consultation for mainstream and special schools closed on 22 March. The NUT has written to Justine Greening asking for the publication of a summary of the responses.

‘Already we have head teachers resigning, sending begging letters to parents and  lobbying MPs and the Prime Minister on the disastrous effect a lack of funding is having on their pupils. The Education Secretary cannot go into this election without letting families know what will happen with the funding of their children’s schools. The NUT awaits a response to our letter.”

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