Tuesday, 6 July 2010
The end of BSF..
A staggeringly drastic cut on the world leading BSF scheme has really decimated the world leading investment on English secondary schools. This scheme and the amount of spending has attracted the attention, and admiration, of the world. To lose so much of it is desperately sad. To read the BBC report on this story - please do click here.
Whilst I suspect few would query the need to address the government budget situation, many will be upset that education has taken such a hit. There are so many schools that desperately need major work to improve them - the early news indicates that many students will be forced to continue their education in totally substandard and very inadequate learning environments. We all know that high quality learning spaces DO positively affect student performance - surely all young people should be working in learning environments fit for the third millenium - after all we are ten years through it already!
Even worse, many staff and students have spent considerable time and thought in helping contribute to designing new environments that will now, never be built. - that is just sad - for so many reasons!