Yes, that's a phrase used over and over again by coalition MPs to justify their deep and excessive cuts.
So why is it that the next generation are the ones being asked to pay for our mistakes ?
If we weren't making the next generation pay why is funding being cut to High Schools who are PE academies ? Why is funding for School Sports Co-Ordinators (SSCOs) being threatened ? Why is funding for studying at our of school study centres being cut back ? Why are news school building programmes being halted ?
We all accept that some cuts are necessary, but can we please stop all the rubbish about protecting education, and saving the next generation from suffering. Most schools I know about are having severe budget cuts, and the ones who are suffering are the children.
New government, same old bull.