MPs oppose grant cuts to pay teachers

Phasing out basic student grants to help pay for a sharp increase in teachers’ pay will not get parliamentary backing, it emerged on Wednesday night.

MPs from all parties, apart from the Labour party (PvdA), said during an emergency debate that education minister Ronald Plasterk will have to find the estimated €1bn elsewhere.
Plasterk has pledged to present his plans for funding the teachers’ pay rise within a month.

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