School funding boost ‘too little too late’, say hundreds of protesting parents

According to The Independent, parents at hundreds of schools across the country are set to take part in a demonstration condemning the government’s education cash boost as being “too little too late”.

Families of children at nearly 350 schools in England are staging a day of action to demand an urgent increase in funding to reverse the negative effects that years of cuts have had on schools.

Parent-led campaign group Save Our Schools say buildings are “still crumbling”, teachers are still losing their jobs, subjects are still vanishing, and schools are still closing early on Fridays.

On Thursday, the group will display banners at schools across the country – including Brighton, the West Midlands, Cumbria and Yorkshire – highlighting the extent of the funding cuts.

Read more about today’s demonstrations and the unions reaction School funding boost ‘too little too late’, say hundreds of protesting parents 

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Comments

  1. Anonymous

    How much of this promised money is going into: inflated salaries of ceos of academy trusts; writing off debts of failed academy trusts; bribing other academy trusts to take on failing schools; paying for a fragmented structure to “support” academies? The Government always talks in terms of the global figure and never how much individual pupils will benefit in terms of class sizes, equipment, facilities, etc.

    If the Government really wants more money to go into the classroom it should end the academies programme and bring all schools back under local authority oversight.
    https://schoolsweek.co.uk/hefty-bills-for-the-government-as-more-academy-trusts-close/

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