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Call for school cuts to hit the headlines like the NHS

Amid the media frenzy over a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in the health service, campaigners question why the funding situation in schools isn’t receiving as much attention

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Pressure on the NHS has dominated the news in recent weeks.

Television cameras have filmed people languishing on trolleys in A&E departments, and the Red Cross has labelled the situation in hospitals a “humanitarian crisis”.

But the NHS is not the only public service under strain. Education unions have published figures showing that schools in every parliamentary constituency will be hit by real-terms cuts, and the National Audit Office has warned that education could suffer as schools are forced to find £3 billion of savings by 2019-20.

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