Teachers criticise planned NI education cuts

The planned cuts showed the political parties and the secretary of state were holding children and their future to ransom, said one principal.

 

Teachers have criticised a plan to cut funding for education if the Stormont parties do not reach an agreement on forming a new power-sharing executive.

 

Secretary of State James Brokenshire published indicative figures for a budget he would impose if the parties do not reach a deal.

 

The proposed 2.5% cut would represent a loss of £50m from the education budget.

 

One principal described the cut as "completely savage" and others warned that teachers would lose their jobs.

 

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