Thousands to march for more school money

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The Independent Online
Thousands of teachers, school governors and supporters are expected to march through London today to press Kenneth Clarke, the Chancellor, to increase spending on education.

The march comes as government spending decisions are being finalised ahead of the Budget. It has being organised by the National Union of Teachers, which says education authorities are struggling this year against a pounds 752m shortfall - the difference between what they asked for from the Government and what they received.

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