These cuts are an attack on working class communities. Education is already seriously underfunded. Schools special needs budgets, IT support and deteriorating buildings all reflect a history of neglect.
Jobs and services in our education system must be defended. Parents, teachers, staff and young people must unite to fight for the resources that are needed to properly fund our schools. Communities in East Belfast need to get organised to fight the cuts. There should be no mistake made, the blame for these cuts lies squarely with the parties in the Assembly Executive. They voted through these cuts and they need to be confronted with mass opposition.