'Please don't send us any extra cash';Letter

30th April 1999 at 01:00
PERHAPS Education Secretary David Blunkett should undergo a rapid course in his own numeracy strategy?

Last year in Lincolnshire we received an extra pound;9 million for education from Mr Blunkett. The result - draconian cuts and 150 teacher redundancies.

This year he sent us an extra pound;11m. The result - draconian cuts and 200 teacher redundancies.

Please don't let him send us pound;13m next year, as according to the advanced mathematical formula used by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, it will mean further draconian cuts and 250 teacher redundancies.

Eileen Mann Executive member, Lincolnshire Federation of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers Head of Year 8 Robert Pattinson School Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln 20 Opinion Letters

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