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Overcrowded and crumbling: cutbacks leave schools in crisis

Publié par Clifford Armion le 07/09/2012

Richard Garner

Thousands of schools are in an unfit condition to teach their pupils, with many being forced to lay buckets out to catch the rain falling from leaks in the ceiling or teach their pupils in "temporary classrooms" dating from the 1950s.
A survey of nearly 700 headteachers revealed that four out of 10 believe their buildings are not "fit for purpose" to cope wth the demands of providing education in the 21st century.
Its findings coincide with massive cuts in the capital spending budget for schools. This year nearly 500 fewer schools will be refurbished than under the previous Labour government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme – 252 instead of 735.
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"Overcrowded and crumbling: cutbacks leave schools in crisis", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 27/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/overcrowded-and-crumbling-cutbacks-leave-schools-in-crisis