More students + less money = no diplomas

by E Wayne Ross on April 7, 2009

The Guardian: More students + less money = no diplomas

The government’s decision to cut sixth-form funding has stunned schools and colleges

Brian Rossiter is struggling to come to terms with a government decision to cut funding for what was supposed to be one of its biggest priorities in education. Rossiter is head of an 11-18 comprehensive and was told last week that funding for its thriving sixth form – which has grown by 28% in just two years as teenagers have been persuaded of the value of further study – is to be reduced by nearly 4% from September.