Almost half of public want more money spent on schools, poll finds

The TES is reporting that a new survey has found that almost half the British public thinks that more money should be spent on education…

The survey of more than 1,700 adults revealed that 45 per cent wanted the Government to spend more on education over the next five years. This took into account “the way in which expenditure is funded by taxation, borrowing or reductions in other spending”.

The poll, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Teacher Support Network, also found that 40 per cent of voters thought that the government should continue with existing levels of education spending. Only four per cent thought that the amount being spent on education should be cut…

Support for spending on education was particularly high among those who had not long ago been its beneficiaries. Fifty-three per cent of those aged between 18 and 24 wanted to see an increase in education spending: a higher proportion than among any other age group…

Read the Teacher Support Network’s education manifesto for 2015-2020 here

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Of course, the other way of spinning this is that more than half didn’t want more spent on education which I find quite surprising (even if the practical realities are inevitably more complicated). Your reactions?


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  1. berylkingston

    g56g SchoolsImprove True. We must. But we can’t do it while our taxes are being handed over to private companies.

  2. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove Which is nice but actually attitudes towards teachers and their work conditions need looking at more urgently than money

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