Thursday, May 25, 2017

CONSERVATISM IS NOT THE NEW COUNTER-CULTURE

Seven years in power, and this:

Cuts to school support and benefit sanctions are damaging the education of Britain’s children and leaving teachers to buy food for pupils out of their own money, Michael Gove’s former right-hand man has warned.

Sam Freedman, who was senior policy advisor to Mr Gove during his tenure as Education Secretary, said politicians of all parties had “abandoned” disadvantaged communities when it came to schools.

He warned that support was being “cut away” from children and that teachers were having to buy food parcels for their classes out of their own pocket to stop them from going hungry.

[source : Benefit sanctions leaving pupils hungry, Michael Gove’s former right-hand man warns, The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-sanctions-school-cuts-education-food-parcels-michael-gove-sam-freedman-general-election-2017-a7753716.html, 24th May 2017]

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