Schools to close as teachers strike

The BBC is reporting many schools in England could be closed or face disruption as members of the National Union of Teachers stage a one-day strike over school funding.

NUT acting leader Kevin Courtney said school budgets were not keeping pace with rising costs.

The NUT is staging regional marches and rallies in support of the strike, which is also about pay and workloads.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said the strike was “unnecessary” and “harmful”.

Mr Courtney said “teachers do not take strike action lightly” and he “wholeheartedly apologised” for disruption to parents.

“The problems facing education, however, are too great to be ignored and we know many parents share our concerns.

“The strike is about the underfunding of our schools and the negative impact it is having on children’s education and teachers’ terms and conditions.”

More at: Teachers’ strike: Schools to close because of NUT walkout

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