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DFE - We are spending record amounts on education, NOT!

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Shedman, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter


    The Department for Education (DfE) and ministers dismissed the concerns of headteachers - saying that the UK was “the third highest spender on education in the world”. But it has emerged from a BBC report that these figures – used to defend school spending – also included money spent by university students on tuition fees and parents on private school fees. And now the UK Statistics Authority, the watchdog which prevents the misleading use of figures, has launched an investigation of the government’s claim.

    Lies. damn lies and DFE (Tory) statistics?
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  2. Clive_Candy

    Clive_Candy Occasional commenter

    The latest Consumer Price Index figure shows inflation running at 2.7% while the Retail Price Index shows it running at 3.5%.

    Meanwhile, this September many teachers were lucky to get a 2% rise and many got less - okay those at the bottom got a bit more. When salaries don't keep pace with inflation, is it any wonder teachers are voting with their feet?

    Is it any wonder either that the Government are lying about spending on education - because lying's what it is - when nobody calls them out over it?

    And what does it say about our unions that they've allowed the Government to peddle this lie for months and it's only now it's being challenged?
  3. install

    install Star commenter

    Its about time some hts got out of their cosy offices ... I wonder how many actually lost any pay rises this year ? :rolleyes:
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  4. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    some?? ALL! and abolish all non teaching posts for trained teachers.
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  5. stonerose

    stonerose Occasional commenter

    There is a lot of money in education but it does reach the places where its needed. A ludicrous among being throw at non doing sectors like ofsted, academy chiefs etc. because they believe they're worth it.

    Ditto shortage of teachers. Thousands out there but they don't want to teach.

    Now I wonder if there's a connection??:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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  6. stonerose

    stonerose Occasional commenter

    Not without satnav! They'd become lost poor lambs in the classroom jungle.
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  7. install

    install Star commenter

    Or some might just pop by for 5 mins and say they are done for the day:cool:
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  8. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter


    So Damian Hinds gets a good telling off from the UK statistics authority:

    “I am writing to raise with you serious concerns about the Department for Education’s presentation and use of statistics,” said the letter.

    “The UK Statistics Authority has had cause to publicly write to the Department with concerns on four occasions in the past year. I regret that the Department does not yet appear to have resolved issues with its use of statistics.

    “I urge the Department to involve analysts closely in the development of its communications, to ensure that data are properly presented in a way that does not mislead.”

    I could sum up these three sentences with just two words - stop lying!
  9. David Getling

    David Getling Lead commenter

    How dare you deny that more money is being spent. Shed loads extra is being ploughed into fat-cat headteacher salaries.
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