A SCHOOL is cutting class
times and losing a staff member due to lack of funds, it has been revealed.
A recent report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, "Cutting Class
: Underfunding the Foundation Budget's Core Education Program," found a number of areas of substantive concern in the calculation of the foundation budget.
It also finds that the effect of cutting class
sizes is around 48 per cent larger for boys whose mothers did not go into further or higher education than girls, and that weaker pupils benefit more.
Last month, MSPs called for a standards probe into claims Alex Salmond misled parliament about cutting class
Professor Dylan Wiliam, of the Institute of Education, London, suggests that the Government better focus on making teachers better at their jobs, instead of cutting class
sizes or buying new technology.
"Over the last 10 years we have invested in cutting class
sizes and expanding the workforce with 38,900 more teachers and over 100,000 more teaching assistants.
Prof Wiliam, deputy director of the Institute of Education in London, said cutting class
sizes was not worth the expense for all but the very youngest pupils.
She added, "The extra money allocated for cutting class
sizes is also welcome.
Students cutting class
to head to the mall may want to consider how they're going to get there now that states are linking attendance to driving privileges.
The First Minister said falling school intakes - which prompted proposals for a massive education shake-up in Cardiff - would not be solved by cutting class
"The students gave various reasons for cutting class
, including that they didn't know the material, they felt like they wouldn't pass anyway, they couldn't read a particular book because it was too hard, they lost a week (due to illness) and they were behind and a teacher would kill them if they didn't have their homework done," Shipps says.
New Labour WILL care for more sick by cutting NHS red tape and care for more children by cutting class
sizes to 30 or under for all 5, 6 and 7 year olds.
Thus, despite the new budgetary restrictions, the school's board continued to dole out pay hikes to administrators--while cutting class
sections and reducing student services.
The government have become obsessed with cutting class