6th richest country in the world: “Nearly 1 In 10 School Staff Are Bringing In Food, Tampons And Pens For Children In Need”

“Stories about teachers paying out of their own pocket for student’s food and teaching materials, are nothing new, but a study has now shown the extent of the practice in UK schools in 2018.

More than 50 per cent of classroom-based support staff have revealed they are spending their own money on items for children at school, ranging from tampons and toilet paper to pens, pencils, books, and toys for break time.

And nearly one in 10 said they were forced to bring in food from home to feed hungry children: many reported seeing pupils attending school without having eaten breakfast, or without any money for food at break times. …”

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nearly-1-in-10-school-staff-are-bringing-in-food-tampons-and-pens-for-children-in-need_uk_5bb499cce4b028e1fe393bd4?guccounter=1

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  1. Low taxes, particularly for the rich, which have been slashed by this government in the name of austerity – though I am entirely unclear how slashing taxes for the rich and reducing the tax revenue helps to improve finances and cut the deficit – have left the Government short of funds for vital services like schools, healthcare, social care and social housing.

    The reason we can be the 6th richest country in the world and yet have 3rd world public services and appear so poor is that the wealth is held by the top 1% whose income has tripled since the neo-liberalist Governments took power, but who now pay a tiny amount of tax.

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