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Homeless teachers: education’s next crisis?

Exclusive figures reveal that a growing number of teachers are struggling with rising house costs – and some are even on the verge of homelessness. Will Hazell reports

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Chancellor Philip Hammond promised, in last week’s Budget speech, to ensure “the dream of home ownership is a reality for all generations” and to build a country “that cares for the vulnerable and nurtures the talented”.

But not only is home ownership increasingly out of reach for many teachers, a growing number are also on the verge of homelessness, a Tes investigation reveals.

As well as causing hardship for teachers, unaffordable housing is also playing into one of the biggest problems currently facing the school system – the crisis in teacher recruitment and retention.

The situation has ...

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