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More broken promises on education

posted 5 Jan 2011, 07:35 by Camden NUT   [ updated 5 Jan 2011, 07:38 ]

In the October’s Comprehensive Spending Review, George Osborne promised,


“There will be a real increase in the money for schools, not just next year or the year after – as the last government once promised – but for each of the next four years.”


And yet yesterday, the Department for Education said the following,


“The national schools budget is protected at cash flat per pupil, meaning every local authority will get the same per pupil amount of schools grants as they did in 2010-11.”*

Osborne’s promise to protect schools’ funding in real terms for four years hasn’t lasted three months. Squeezing schools’ budgets comes on top of the massive cuts that are being made to central services. Parents need to know the truth that their children’s education is at risk.


Executive summary of The school funding settlement for 2011-12: The Pupil Premium and Dedicated Schools Granthttp://bit.ly/gG3d47