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Vol. 74/No. 11      March 22, 2010

Scotland protest opposes
school cutbacks
Militant/Tony Hunt

GLASGOW, Scotland—Some 8,000 school teachers, college lecturers, students, and their supporters from all parts of Scotland demonstrated here March 6 to protest budget cuts in education. The largest teachers union in Scotland, the Education Institute for Scotland, organized the action, its first in 15 years, aimed at both the London and Scottish governments.

Caroline Ritchie, a primary school teacher at Cuthbertson School in Glasgow, told the Militant, “The cuts are now so bad primary school teachers are buying materials for their pupils out of their own pockets.” The union says there are 2,500 fewer teachers in Scotland than two years ago.


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