The BBC give Labour a free pass as they propagate their ‘research’:
One in four councils believe there is a “real crisis in primary school places” looming for this September in England, according to Labour’s shadow education secretary.
But why is there this ‘crisis’?
Could it be that it is Labour who created it by flinging open the borders and generously offering the world a free education?
Yes I think it might be…but not because the BBC mentions that….didn’t mention it in 2013 either when Labour again were allowed to get away with dodging the blame…..they mentioned this:
The demand for places has been driven by the birth rate rising more quickly than at any time since the 1950s.
….but not why the birthrate has shot up….or that immigrants bring in their children as well….though there is this clue:
London has the greatest need, accounting for 37% of the extra primary places required, according to the NAO.
London, with a massive inflow of immigrants.
Up to 80,000 children face missing out on their first choice primary school next week amid warnings that the admissions process risks descending into “chaos”.
It is thought that one-in-eight infants across England will fail to secure their preferred reception place for September amid a huge surge in applications this year.
Competition has been intensified by a rise in the birth rate combined with an influx of migrants.
The BBC is quick to mention immigration in regard to education when it suits their pro-immigration agenda:
Immigration rhetoric putting off overseas students – peers
Not getting a school place for your child is not the only cost of mass immigration……another being the actual financial cost of this huge swamping/exploitation of the education system…
Highest ever number of school staff
The number of teachers and support staff working in England’s state schools has risen to a record level of 1.3 million people.
These annual census figures show there are about 220,000 more full-time-equivalent teaching and assistant posts in schools compared with 2005.
Essentially the cost of all those new recruits on the public payroll is the result of immigration.
Say £10,000 a year each, a very conservative estimate….that’s £2 billion every year just on the wages….never mind new classrooms or schools, free school meals, books, interpreters and so on.
But the BBC continues to give us a onesided narrative that immigration is hugely beneficial to us.