The U.K.’s Chancellor George Osborne is about to announce a £1.5 billion package of additional funding for education in the budget.
This increased spending for state schools in the UK will allow secondary schools to offer a longer school day. It will also help many schools to offer more additional lessons and extracurricular activities.
Teaching unions in UK however are criticising Osborne’s plan. There National Union of Teachers is accusing the Chancellor of what they call a “”undoing over 50 years of comprehensive public education at a stroke”.
This eight budget by the British Chancellor comes at the back of increased concern about the global economy. Osborne plans a further £4 billion of spending cuts order to meet his fiscal target.
Some media in the United Kingdom, such as The Financial Times say that the Chancellor will be forced to admit that he has missed the target to cut the nation’s debt.
On the other hand, several experts in the UK say that the additional funding for the nation’s state schools is urgently needed. They see private schools in the UK often at an advantage as compared to public education. This additional funding could help make state schools in UK more attractive and competitive.
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