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    Building Schools for the Future plans to be scrapped

    Michael Gove, the education secretary, is set to postpone plans to rebuild more than 700 schools across Conservative constituencies.

    Building Schools for the Future plans to be scrapped - Telegraph

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    Looks like the story is certainly gathering momentum now

    Michael Gove freezes rebuilding of schools in 3.5bn savings - Guardian

    Still speculation of course just need to wait for the official announcement which I believe was due last week!

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    The knock on effect of this decision is going to be pretty huge. The government's building projects are pretty much the only things keeping the construction industry from collapsing in under itself.

    Even during difficult economic times, capital spending should be maintained, as it employs a massive number of people - which we cannot afford to be collecting benefits due to unemployment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    I just love the line on this page that says "They have been promised this investment and this is a very uncertain time for teachers, parents and kids."

    Forget the teachers, parents and kids... what about all the tuped staff that know nothing about their jobs!! Now thats more like uncertain times!!

    Sure support staff NEVER get thought about in any of this....

    Sorry... Damn rubbishy mondays

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    Carshalton High School for Girls is just up the road from me, did get offered a Dupty Network Manager interview, turned it down once I knew they were gonna go down the BSF route.

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    Great!

    I am under BSF and i am happy that all that wasted TAX payer money will be used for something else instead of waste it without improving anything... apart from the looks... they look good from the outside... that's all...

    Thank you! i couldnt bear it any more...

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    Don't get too carried away... there are still an awful lot of schools & LAs that have reached financial close & for them BSF will continue..... plus the Govt may choose to scale back or streamline the process rather than 'can' it altogether.

    Remember that many of the early wave schools were in NewLabour strongholds & there are plenty of ConDem MPs lobbying for new schools in their constituencies now, mindful of their voters who might blame them if their children have to finish their education in crumbling leaky schools & temporary classrooms because of the Govt's scorched earth policies...

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    I wouldn't count on your scheme being scrapped if it's already in progress
    Schools: Education Secretary Michael Gove To Announce Schools For The Future Project Has Been Axed | Politics | Sky News
    Another 500 BSF schemes, where work is at advanced stage, will carry on.

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    The rumour is the Education Secretary is due to announce the fate of BSF to Parliament at 4:30pm today & the story is already leaked to the press.......

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    I would love to see a break down of costs for a single BSF school from start to finish.

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    School buildings projects scrapped to save 5bn - Telegraph Looks like it's already been decided and they are leaking it in advance of what will be said in parliment. It looks like all BSF will not come to an end but a mere 5 billion.
    Last edited by jsnetman; 5th July 2010 at 11:19 AM.

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    I'll be interested to see how this pans out. Are they scrapping the scheme completely (apart from the ones in an advanced stage) or simply changing the way it will work?

    Typically the muppets on the Sky News forum are on slagging off the lib-con alliance, conveniently forgetting it was the labour government who 'spent' this money even though it didn't exist knowing full well the next government would take the flak for cancelling it!

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