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The problem with the Department for Education's misleading claims — in one thread 📚
The Department for Education (DfE) recently made several claims about education spending which are technically correct, but misleading. Here's why...
DfE said...
1: Funding for schools will be at a record level by 2020.
But this doesn't factor in inflation, or spend per pupil. Spending per pupil in England fell by 8% in real terms from 2009/10 to 2017/18, and will be held constant from 2017/18 to 2019/20. [2/5]
DfE also said...
2: Real terms per pupil funding in 2020 will be more than 50% higher than it was in 2000.
This is correct for England, but pretty much all of the real terms increase came during the 2000-2010 period. [3/5]
Finally, DfE said...
3: The OECD has ranked the UK as the third highest for education funding.
But that includes private spending. In terms of public spending on education, as a percentage of GDP, the UK ranked fourteenth out of 34 OECD countries that provided data in 2015. [4/5]
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