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Growing support to fund post 16 students on an equal footing with younger pupils

12 Feb 2015
Labour announces protection for 0-18 education funding

Responding to an announcement by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on protecting funding for education from 0 to 18, Martin Doel, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC), said: “Ed Miliband’s announcement that a future Labour Government would protect education funding right the way through from 0 to 18 years old will be immensely reassuring and encouraging to young people and those charged with providing their education.

“Education and training of 16 to 18-year-olds is too important to leave to chance. College and sixth form students have unfairly borne the brunt of funding cuts for far too long. Labour has recognised that in order to sustain and grow the economy our young people need to be supported in developing skills for the global workplace and be protected from future cuts.

“However, education funding still needs to be put on a more rational and stable footing and that’s why the next Government of whatever hue needs to prioritise a once in a generation funding review of how money is spent at each stage of education to ensure we can adequately educate and train all children and young people.”

Politics touches all of our lives, please add you voice to influence this debate.

Dr Esther Maughan
Principal and Chief Executive
King Edward VI College

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