Teachers Brexit poll

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Teachers in the UK are overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the European Union, with the majority believing a vote for Brexit would damage the future prospects of the pupils they teach, according to a TES Global poll of 751 UK teachers.

The poll reveals that 70% would vote for the UK to remain part of the EU, while 23% say they would vote for a Brexit, 6% are undecided and 1% say they wouldn’t vote.

Every region of the UK saw a majority of teachers supporting the ‘Remain’ campaign. Teachers in the South of England outside London were the most strongly in favour of staying in the EU with 74% of those polled saying they would vote to remain. By comparison, 61% of teachers in London would vote to remain – the lowest percentage of any region.

More than half of teachers polled (51%) believe leaving the EU would negatively impact on the future prospects of the pupils they teach. A quarter (24%) state that a Brexit would have no impact on the future prospects of their pupils, while 12% believe it would have a positive impact, and a further 12% are unsure.

Finally, when asked about the impact of a stable economy on the UK’s education system, 75% of teachers say a stable economy has an impact, with 38% of teachers saying ‘a lot of impact’.

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