Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/724/14778

From The Socialist newspaper, 27 June 2012

Teachers report children going hungry

"The Guardian revealed some quite shocking figures about teachers having to feed children. But this has been going on for a long time - it isn't anything new. Certainly in my school we are feeding the children ourselves - we have a number of children who regularly need to have a breakfast and a dinner because their families don't get benefits and they're not entitled to free school meals.

We also regularly contribute to the food banks in Coventry and we have a number of parents who regularly have to use the food banks. I think in a wealthy country, we should be judging it on whether we can feed our kids and we can't - that needs to change, the only way that will change is with a redistribution of wealth across the board."

Nicky Downes, Primary school teacher, Coventry

83% - Teachers report seeing children hungry in the mornings

40% - Some schools report as many as 4/10 first aid referrals last year were caused by a lack of breakfast

20% - Teachers say the increase in pupil hunger since the recession has been 'dramatic'

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 27 June 2012:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Hypocrites! Tories bash benefits, rich let off the hook

Breadline Britain - living in poverty

Poverty and job worries hit mental health

Teachers report children going hungry

Government of rich ups war on welfare state

Miliband speech: no answer to the race to the bottom

Protest for affordable housing - join the Austerity Games

Life in a 'forgotten' area

Cuts ignore immense needs

Them & Us


Socialist Party NHS campaign

EMERGENCY: Stop NHS cuts!

Stop the NHS massacre


Socialist Party workplace news

London bus workers show their strength

Police wade in at Coryton protest

HMRC members show their opposition to another round of job cuts and privatisation

RMT conference prepares for battle

Sheffield recycling workers: Support their indefinite strike action

Unison conference Delegates call for effective battle on pay

Unison backs Tamil Solidarity

Unite conference 'The renaissance of trade unionism'

Block on Progress - "intolerable think tank"?

Wales Shop Stewards Network


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: Building the fight against all cuts


International socialist news and analysis

Spain: New epicentre of crisis in Europe

Kazakh embassy protest to free Bolat Atabayev


 

Home   |   The Socialist 27 June 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Children:

triangleBradford campaign to save children's services launched

triangleNewham anti-academies strikes

triangleThem & Us

triangleEnd Tory war on poor

triangleTeachers strike in Sheffield

Teachers:

triangleSchool staff strike against privatisation

triangleTeachers, students and parents demand an end to the schools funding crisis

triangleSchools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

triangleSchools and teaching: A perfect storm of cuts, underfunding, excessive workloads and low pay

School:

triangle110 years ago: massacre at Santa Maria school in Chile - commemorate 21 December 1907

triangleOpposition to new academy school being built on Leeds playing fields

triangleWe can win the vote at 16!

Banks:

triangleRBS to sack 1,000: nationalise the banks

triangleAmber warning lights flash on British economy

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

16/12/17

Haringey

Blairite council 'all ears' to rich property developers

14/12/17

Waltham Forest

Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

13/12/17

London

Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

13/12/17

Fracking

Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

13/12/17

Devon

Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

13/12/17

Miners

Tory plan to hold dinner at coal mining museum defeated

13/12/17

Bradford

Bradford campaign to save children's services launched

13/12/17

South London

South London health bosses' cover-up

13/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite day of action against blacklisting

13/12/17

Brighton

Brighton victory

13/12/17

Newham

Newham anti-academies strikes

13/12/17

Tamil Solidarity

Tamil Solidarity and Refugee Rights activists meeting

12/12/17

Woolwich

Support the Crossrail Woolwich walkout

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle14 Dec Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

triangle13 Dec Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

triangle13 Dec Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

triangle13 Dec Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

triangle13 Dec Trump's incendiary Jerusalem statement reignites Israeli-Palestinian...

triangle13 Dec Labour 'purge' furore really just democracy

EU parliament, Strasbourg

triangle13 Dec Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

More ...

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

triangle21 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Socialists and the National Question

triangle6 Jan Socialist Party national women's meeting

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2