Union initiative has embarrassed government for some time
The National Education Union (NEU) #SchoolCuts initiative – supported by an array of other unions – has long been a thorn in the government’s side. Since it was set up in 2017 it has drawn the attention of parents in the most concrete terms to the breadth and depth of Tory cuts to education funding – and allowed them to interrogate the SchoolCuts website directly to find out the impact on their children’s and grandchildren’s schools.
Now the initiative has gone mobile in a different sense, with a van touring to ensure that even less tech-savvy citizens get to see what’s happening to schools in their area. Today it is in Peterborough, warning voters ahead of Thursday’s by-election what is being done to their children’s prospects and what will continue if the country does not get a change of government:
If you want to check what is being done to your local school, visit https://schoolcuts.org.uk/ and enter your location or postcode.
The danger of further draconian cuts is not averted by merely avoiding a vote for the Tories. The Brexit party is even further to the right and more Thatcherite – and a vote for the LibDems or Greens simply empowers the right to continue channelling funds from the poorest to the richest.
Only a vote for Labour on Thursday carries the hope of the real change the country desperately needs.
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