This website has been set up to oppose the cuts to education funding in the UK.
The government is imposing real term funding cuts on schools by freezing per-pupil funding while inflation and cost of employer pension and national insurance contributions increase. This affects all schools and academies alike. Without further funding schools will lose £3bn in real terms by 2020.
This means that nearly all schools will have to reduce either teaching or support staff to meet these budget cuts (as salaries are the largest part of a school budget.) This will have a negative effect on children’s education.
The Power of Education
Education means more than acquiring knowledge. It empowers people to develop personally and become politically active. There shouldn't be a price put on this.
It should be freely available to all - regardless of social standing.
Education is the most empowering force in the world. It creates knowledge, builds confidence, and breaks down barriers to opportunity.
For children, it is their key to open the door to a better life.
The Power of Petition
Over the years, this site has helped petition for a number of causes including:
- More real term funding for schools, based on a per pupil funding formula.
- Stop the privatisation of academies.
- Stop the closure of a number of different schools across the country.
Remember: Education is an investment in our future - the future of the country. If we cut costs here, we will all suffer in the long run.
Please peition your MP to give more money to our education system.