Monday, December 31, 2007

Pork barrel education?

How are the best state schools in middle class areas continuing to improve compared to poorer areas when schools in 'disadvantaged' areas have received the biggest funding increases?

Have the increases been wasted!?!

Is discipline more important than money!?!


Mark Wadsworth said...

Nice one. It's good to have it confirmed that what you suspect to be true, is indeed true.

xoggoth said...

Indeed, perish the thought that brighter people have brighter children and brighter children tend to succeed. I hate nature, it is so politically incorrect.

Snafu said...

Xoggoth, I don't even think that it's a question of brighter people having brighter children. It conflicts with evidence amongst three year olds of bright children from poorer backgrounds.

Brighter parents encourage their children and value education more. No amount of money spent will ever change this!

cramerj said...

Back in 1954 I went to a school with quite a bit of its roof missing (incendiaries - bombs - WW2) and other such drawbacks - but we all did quite well (state scholarships etc.) It was a grammar school of course.
Education was valued then and competitive.
The teachers were all male and 200 hundred years old - and good.