Solid Educational Foundations or Playing Catch up later?
SCOA 2018: Vote 14 and 15
Published in 2018
Argument in the presentation
- Education is the PRIORITY ONE for the nation. Does the budget reflect this?
- We present analyses of the shares and trends of educational spending and educational outcomes.
- While applauding fee-free tertiary education, we appeal for setting conditions for continued funding.
- Highlight that the unintended consequence of fee-free tertiary education may be a reduction of the schooling budget, and in particular the budget for early learning.
- Solid educational foundations are key to any future educational, labour market and societal success. Investments in early years to build solid foundations means less need to play catch up later.
- We propose prioritising first five years of school/first 1000 days of school (Grade RR, R, 1, 2, 3) to improve the pace of educational outcome changes.