Saturday, 3 August 2013

16 million reasons the Coalition is bad for Camden schools

Coalition proposals to take £16 million away from children’s education in Camden have been deeply criticised by Camden Labour.

Under Lib Dem and Tory Proposals, the “Dedicated Schools Grant will be cut by 10% in Camden, as the government presses ahead with its plan to “equalise” per pupil funding across the country. Camden currently also uses this money to fund a significant proportion of its early years service, including affordable childcare subsidies to help parents into work.

Labour Councillors are warning that this reversal threatens the work of the previous Labour government that helped inner London schools to improve so dramatically from the dark days of the eighties and nineties.

Labour will highlight the devastating financial impact this decision will have on Camden and will be lobbying the government to reconsider.

Read more in the Ham and High.

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