Schools face cuts of £170 per pupil if Theresa May wins the election

Schools face cuts of £170 per pupil if Theresa May wins the election

Schools are facing sweeping cuts if the Tories win the election, a new analysis shows today. Funding per pupil in England will fall by nearly 3% under the Conservatives, a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) reveals. This would mean a £130 cut for every pupil in primary school and a £170 cut for every one in secondary school. The respected economic think tank says Theresa May’s plans will result in an overall cut in school funding of seven per cent between 2016 and 2022. By contrast, Labour’s…

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Trans pupil takes distance education route to BA degree

Trans pupil takes distance education route to BA degree

It takes determination and courage to pursue education at 32, and even more so to proudly identify yourself as a transgender. But Sridevi wants no flowery accolades; just her fundamental right to an education. “Students should not be afraid to identify themselves as the third gender to get an education,” said the Parel resident who has become the first officially recorded transgender student at the University of Mumbai. She added, “I was not sure if I could study under the immense social pressure, but chose to enrol in distance education…

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