NASUWT: Why should council taxpayers be forced to cover academic debts?

Commenting on reports that the creation of eight new academy schools in Birmingham have been put on hold after the council refused to write off £1.3 million in school debts, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union said:

“Why should the council taxpayers of Birmingham be penalised and forced to cover these liabilities?
“Birmingham City Council must stand firm against writing off these debts.

“If the private providers want to take over these schools so badly then they also should take on the financial commitment that local authorities have made year-in year-out.”


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