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Statement on the Government withdrawal of half term food support for children.
Spending decisions can often be explained by look at who voted for the party in government.
Often, when bad things happen, we want to believe that this is an isolated error that can be easily rectified. More often, though, this error is systemic: the outcome of a system structured to do exactly this – like the UK school meal fiasco.
No, Boris Johnson and his government don’t care about children’s education. Tories care about the Economy, Money, and their good friends’ businesses and shares. They worry not about the little ones learning Maths and English but about their parents showing up at work every morning.
Your view on poverty depends on whether you see poverty as the result of individual or policy failings. Sometimes the public view of agency-driven poverty masks very real structural causes.
The National Education Union is asking people to support and sign an open letter to the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, calling upon him to eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals to all children who need them over the school holidays.
Whether the government likes it or not, the evidence is clear: children not eating a healthy diet will not perform as well at school as those who are well nourished. If children are not given the nutrition they need, there are long-term effects on their health.