Thousands set to join national day of action over school funding

The following article from The Times Educational Supplement (TES) published on May 24th announces that 1000s of teachers, pupils parents and governors are to join a protest against the education budget cuts.

‘Schools in England need to make £3 billion in savings by 2019-20, according to government estimates, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.’

‘The Conservatives have said that they will increase the schools budget by £4 billion by 2022, which it says represents more than a real terms increase for every year of the next parliament, although this has been questioned by the ASCL union.’

‘Labour has said it will fund a National Education Service, with almost £5 billion extra pumped into the English school system by 2022, by raising corporation tax from its 19 per cent rate to 26 per cent by 2021-22.’

The full article can be found here.

The protest is due to take place on Friday afternoon.