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(UK) Warning: Ed system will 'implode'; SPED numbers 'rising'

Oct 28, 2018, Manchester Evening News: One primary school head's warning on education funding: 'If we don’t invest , the system will implode' https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/budget-education-manchester-mps-school-15331808 A headteacher has warned the education system will 'implode' without urgent funding, as Greater Manchester MPs unite to demand more money for nurseries, schools and colleges in next week's Budget. Collectively they claim schools have been hit by an eight per cent real terms cut in funding per pupil since 2010. In a letter to education secretary Damian Hinds, twenty MPs called for 'genuinely new money for schools, not funds taken from other areas of education spending'. … "Existing Government plans mean real terms cuts in funding an education provision. The Budget must provide genuinely new money. At least £2.8 billion more is required every year just to maintain funding in real terms in the face of inflation, cost increases and rising pupil numbers." … "With pupil numbers rising and costs increasing, schools need a guarantee of how much money they will receive for the next five years. …