NASUWT: 'Scandalous delay in funding announcement for crumbling schools'
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Commenting on the Local Government Association's call for the Government to announce when schools will receive their much needed capital funding to replace or repair crumbling and dilapidated school buildings, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers' union said:
"The LGA is right to highlight the Department for Education’s scandalous delay in ensuring that all children and young people have decent conditions in which to learn.
"This delay is not because the Coalition Government does not have the money. It is because a disproportionate amount of the available capital funds appear to have been siphoned off by the DfE into a 'slush' fund to be used to tempt or bribe schools into becoming academies.
"By the DfE's own admission, 100 free schools and a handful of pupils get £600m, 1,500 academies have apparently been given an additional £250m, while children in the 22,000 other schools have to fight over a few hundred pounds.
"This continuing discrimination against the majority of children and young people whilst privileging the few is unacceptable."
Disclaimer: Press releases published on this page are from key opinion formers
who promote their organisation's activities by subscribing to a campaign site within
politics.co.uk. politics.co.uk does not endorse, edit, or attempt to balance the
opinions expressed on this page. The content of press releases are wholly the responsibility
of the originating company or organisation.
Headteachers will find it much easier to get rid of poorly performing teachers under a shakeup of rules from Michael Gove.
The government should go ahead with its plans to introduce "payment by
results" for teachers to weed out those whose students perform poorly, say MPs.
National Association of Head Teachers union's general secretary Russell Hobby comments on Michael Gove's plans to drive up teaching standards:
Voice general secretary Philip Parkin comments on Michael Gove's plans to drive up teaching standards:
Even if the legal challenge against this summer's GCSE grading decisions begun today succeeds students will still face uncertainty, a solicitor has warned.
Education secretary Michael Gove explains his latest bid to drive up teaching standards in an interview with the Mail newspaper:
Ed Miliband will make a concerted effort to counter the accusation he has no policies today, with three keynote speeches expected to fight for the news agenda.
Here's the full text of shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves' first major speech, to the IPPR thinktank:
Read Ed Balls' speech promising to remove winter fuel payments from wealthy pensioners - in full and unedited.
George Osborne is set to test Albert Einstein's definition of insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" when he delivers his fourth Budget later today.