Post by Handsome Jack Post by The Todal
"We want every candidate to pledge not to cut education funding", say
four trades unions whose members' future salary increments depend on
increases to education funding. No suspicion of special pleading there
Yes, that's right. Teachers are only in it for the money. Fortunately
our wise and generous Tory government looks after the interests of our
children, the next generation, and makes sure that they receive the
education that they need.
Tory changes to school funding threaten 18,000 London teaching jobs by 2020
Changes to the Government’s school funding formula could result in the
equivalent of 17,645 teaching posts being lost across London over the
next three years, a new analysis showed today.
The most deprived parts of the capital could be hit hardest with Newham
losing the equivalent of 1,074 posts, Tower Hamlets 891 and Southwark
808 by 2020.
The boroughs least affected by the proposals included more affluent
areas such as Richmond, Kingston-upon-Thames and Merton. There are
currently about 64,000 full-time teachers in the capital.
Headteachers have warned they may have to lay off support staff, reduce
the school week and stop teaching some subjects to avoid losing teachers.
Many have written begging letters to parents asking for them to
contribute financially to help fill the budget gap.
The figures are based on Department for Education data which shows
schools across the capital face a real-terms cut of £360 million in
2018/19, an average of £333 per pupil.