why must our children pay?
Huge government borrowing to rescue failing banks has led to threats to impose savage cuts in public services, including education, in the coming year.
Already cuts are taking place in local council education budgets
2,500 fewer teachers in classrooms than 2 years ago
teacher support numbers reduced
books, paper and photocopying materials etc. reduced
the decision to cut the number of students to train to become teachers
In the future this will mean:
Today in international comparisons, Scottish education and schools perform well. In the future less investment in education will have an impact on schools, teachers and on young people.