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Teachers Expressing Political Views

EDM number 1625 in 2017-19, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 12/09/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Schools and Teachers.

That this House does not agree with the recent decision by the Department for Education to update its advice to schools to suggest that teachers should not express political views; believes that teachers have a right and even a responsibility to raise concerns about the impact of funding cuts on its ability to provide a high-quality education, and that this is not the same as campaigning for a particular political party; condemns this attempt by the Department to gag teachers and prevent them from speaking out about issues in the UK schools system; takes note of the accounts from schools around the country that they cannot afford basic supplies, essential buildings maintenance or subject choice because of funding cuts, and that this is impacting on the standard of children's education and their chances in life; urges the Government to listen to teachers and parents who protest about the impact of funding cuts on children's education; and suggests that reversing the cuts and providing sufficient funding to schools would allow teachers to get on with the job of teaching without having to waste time implementing endless budget cuts.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Roger Godsiff12/09/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins13/09/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas09/10/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Gavin Robinson09/10/2018Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Lloyd Russell-Moyle10/10/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Ronnie Cowan10/10/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
David Simpson10/10/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Ruth George11/10/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Mary Glindon11/10/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Chris Stephens11/10/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned

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