General Election 2024: Three major education crises at the heart of the campaign ahead of July 4

The next government will inherit “three major crises” in education which will demand “urgent attention” and additional investment if they are to be addressed, school leaders and teachers said this week.
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Prime minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to call the general election for Thursday, July 4, sparked a flurry of calls for education to be a priority in the coming weeks of campaigning and debate.

In the hours after Mr Sunak’s announcement, the National Association of Head Teachers published its General Election manifesto, setting out what it called the three major crises in education:

The NAHT manifesto – entitled For Their Future – is aiming to put education at the heart of the election debate. It says that while improved school funding is not the only solution to the three crises, it will be required if progress is to be made.

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