Tuesday 21 May 2013

Some Evidence that School Budget Cuts can Harm Standards

BBC has coverage of the Reform report suggesting that there is no evidence that school budget cuts will harm standards.

That's simply not true. SERC research by Steve Gibbons and co-authors suggest that, at least for urban schools, there is a link between spending and outcomes. You can read an old blog post summarising the evidence here and the original paper is here.