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Number of schools facing a shortfall in their budgets is at a 9-year high

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Yet the government believes that schools only need extra funding to buy ‘the little extras they need’. What do you think about the latest figures that paint a bleak picture of the funding crisis in schools:

    ‘The number of schools in deficit has hit its highest point in almost a decade, according to new statistics which reveal the growing budgetary pressures on England's education system.

    In 2017-18, 1,532 local authority-maintained schools in England were in deficit, equivalent to 10.2 percent of the total, while a further 182 had zero revenue.

    That is up from 1,461 schools last year and the highest total in real terms since 2009-10. By percentage, and the total deficit of £233 million, it represents the highest comparable figure listed in the official statistics.’

    Why is the government reluctant to give schools more money and to admit that there is a problem?

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  2. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

  3. baxterbasics

    baxterbasics Senior commenter

    They want schools to fail. It is a classic case of problem-reaction-solution.

    When the conservatives win the next election, they will roll out their plans to privatise the whole education system as a solution to a crisis. Academies already got them half way there.

    My guess is that teachers will be replaced by learning supervisors and Pearson will provide on-line computer learning for most subjects.
  4. tterb

    tterb New commenter

    Brilliant summed it up. Add in loads of corruption and we are getting there. This period of time in education will be remembered as being a national disgrace. It will take decades to recover if we ever do.
  5. install

    install Star commenter

    They have had their education, their perks, their golden plated pensions- they don't want others to be so privileged ...
  6. moscowbore

    moscowbore Senior commenter

    Absolutely spot on.

    In addition DfE will manipulate grade boundaries to show that education has not been affected by getting rid of all those expensive useless teachers.
  7. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    The pompous, self entitled, livid-faced, condom-headed dunderhead!
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  8. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    I doubt we will ever recover, because the Tories will never restore funding back up and the next generation are so poorly educated and lacking in analytical rigour, they won’t grasp what they’ve missed. It’s nit exactly something they can take a selfie on, is it?
  9. janerain72

    janerain72 New commenter

    It's a scandal. Especially in poorer areas, which this government couldn't care less about. The knock on effect of these cuts has been utterly disastrous.
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