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Michael Gove – You should be fired!

Luciana Berger has today (Tuesday 21st December2010) challenged the Government over its decision to abolish Educational Maintenance Allowances, presenting Liverpool Community College’s 2,500-signature petition in Parliament.

The coalition Government is abolishing Educational Maintenance Allowances (EMAs), which provides funding for students to help meet the cost of studying. Those with a household income of less than £20,800 a year can currently receive up to £30 a week.

Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree, said “students use their EMA money to meet the cost of their studies – transport, books, equipment and so on. Taking this money away from them will make it more difficult to attend their courses and get an education which would improve their lives forever. Young people with the talent to stay on in further education will not have the financial means to do so. It’s a short term decision which will last a lifetime for the young people it will affect.

Michael Gove is clearly an Apprentice Minister. He’s passing up an opportunity to improve grades by 7%, attendance by 5%, invest £30 a week and get £1.7bn in return into the economy. He should be fired!”

6 Responses to “Luciana Berger BLASTS Michael Gove – with pop culture reference”

  1. I’m not sure about EMA. If you really want too study you’ll find a way to fund it. We did…okay, I got a grant of £450 a year through college, and none of it went on my studies! EMA sounds like a bribe to me. maybe I’m a cynic.

    Is that David my old Editor Extraordinaire?

    Nice site guys.

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