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Pupil premium is a big con

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Education secretary Michael Gove has proudly announced a pupil premium for poorer pupils—but it’s recycled money and he’s been forced to admit it!
Issue 2232

Education secretary Michael Gove has proudly announced a pupil premium for poorer pupils—but it’s recycled money and he’s been forced to admit it!

The payment is allocated to schools that take poorer pupils.

But it is simply money taken from existing schools’ budgets—not additional funding.

Gove has acknowledged that some schools will face cuts in order to make the payments.

And he has admitted that, “Some of it comes from within the Department for Education budget, yes.”

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