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Head teachers take school funding anxieties to Twitter

The below story featured on the BBC news website reporting how teachers are using social media to highlight budget cuts. This kind of activity ties in with the Resource Our Schools campaign which is highlighting the seriousness of resourcing into schools.

“Head teachers and their staff have taken to Twitter to highlight what may have to be axed in schools in England because of budget cuts. There have been more than 27,000 tweets using the hashtag #whatwouldyoucut since the campaign against the cuts started on Sunday.

The government insists school investment is at a record £40bn. But the Association of School and College Leaders said this was only because pupil numbers are rising. It argued that head teachers are having to make tough decisions about which services to cut.

The tweets included photographs of science experiments, school trips, sporting activities and performing arts events.”

Read the full article here published on 6 March 2017.