No Cumbrian schools must close due to funding changes - Penrith MP
Last updated at 13:37, Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Cumbria’s MPs are to lobby Education Secretary Michael Gove over funding changes that could force school closures and throw teachers on the dole.
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@Anon - "I think you'll find the Tories are spending more on education"Really? Square that with what the institute for fiscal studies said when they published a report in October 2011 that found spending on education between then and 2014-15 will fall by 13% â the fastest fall in any four-year period since the 1950s. But, getting back to the issue discussed in this particular article - how can this method of distributing funds be beneficial to the education system?
OK, Anon of 7.38, one fact springs out from the article. Our conservative dominated coalition government is proposing that a small village school should receive the same lump sum funding as a much larger urban school.I am not party political and fully aware that both Tony Blair and David Cameron had privileged upbringings at Fettes and Eton respectively.The fees at Eton are just short of Â£30K a year and if each of their 1300 pupils there pay the full boarding fees, then Eton will have an income of cÂ£39m per year.I am not asking for Â£39m for my daughter's school - I am just asking as a taxpayer that financial resources are distributed fairly. How can it be fair to allocate the same lump sum to a large school as that distributed to a smaller school? I suspect that the answer may well turn out to me, 'we are actually giving school A nothing or next to nothing' and school B nothing or next to nothing and what can be be fairer than that?'
evil,and heres me thinking all the socialist toffs were educated at state schools.
it wasnt all that long ago that anyone who played golf was regarded as atoff,now we have prescott playing croquet.