The Looming Crisis in the English Schools System
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An equitable funding formula is critical to a well performing school system. Without it, money tends to be attracted to the large leafy suburban schools, purely on the basis of their size and their apparently good results (not so good when a value added component is added into the formula). I know from my experience how difficult this can make life and progress in smaller inner city schools with a large churn of students and difficult social settings.
This article is a response to an article on the funding issues written in response to a newspaper article. The current UK government, in England at least, have their pet projects such as grammar schools and the headlong rush to Academy Trusts which further skews funding.
An interesting read from Naimish Gohil can be found on LinkedIn here.