Representatives at the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, will today condemn the devastating impact that the Coalition Government’s austerity measures and education policies are having on young people.


Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:


“The Coalition’s economic strategy and education policies have betrayed a generation of young people.


“They have presided over record levels of youth unemployment, downgrading of vocational education, access to further and higher education restricted by the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance, the trebling of tuition fees and employers absolved from any responsibility for providing high-quality apprenticeship and training opportunities.


“The talents of our young people are being squandered and life chances destroyed. Balancing the books at the expense of those on whom the future economic success of this country depends is scandalous.”

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