UK Elections 2024: Here is the Labour Party’s big plan for education

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The UK Labour Party is slated to return to power after 14 years, defeating the incumbent Tories in a landslide election victory today, July 5.
Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party and UK’s Prime Minister-elect ran on the promise to “restore hope, stop the chaos, turn the page and start to rebuild Britain”.
Here are the party’s proposals to improve the UK’s education system:
Creating a secure future for higher education by giving universities funding support and fostering industry connections
Implementing 10-year budgets for research and development to enhance stability and industry partnerships
Supporting university spin-outs to promote innovation and entrepreneurship
Bringing in 65,000 new teachers sponsored by Value Added Tax on private schools
Adding 3,000 extra nursery places in existing primary schools
Breaking down barriers to opportunity through modern curricula and high-quality apprenticeships
It is also important to note that while no concrete promise has been made on international student visas and immigration, there is a sense of “cautious optimism” among international students in the UK, as UK's outgoing PM Rishi Sunak had promised stricter restrictions on student visas