Saturday, December 19, 2009

Education spending

There's an interesting post on the Adam Smith Institute Blog about the effects of education spending. Firstly it points put that as with everything there is a point at which spending more on education will not make it anymore efficient. Past a certain point you get diminishing returns. It also points to a relatively old, but still relevant study that showed that the attitude of teachers towards pupil ability affects attainment more than additional money. So if more teachers just felt that pupils could achieve more then they would.

As I mentioned in a previous post this government's approach to any issue has been to throw money at it rather than look at underlying issues. Could a change of attitude rather than ring fenced spending be the answer.

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