10 months ago
As reported by The Guardian, the free schools changes initiated by Michael Gove in the UK turned out ineffective. More than a half of students dropped out from university technical colleges (UTCs). At that, even students who used to be high-achieving, had a much poorer performance in exams! The Typical Student team learned more of the situation.
Ever since the UTC initiative started in 2011, about 60 UTCs have appeared in the UK. These institutions enrolled students aged 14 - 18 and aimed to boost the study of science, technology and engineering. However, the initiative failed despite getting generous financial support from the British government.
UTCs Failure: Facts & Figures
As reported by The Guardian, 10 UTCs have been eventually closed or converted into conventional schools. The Education Policy Institute has discovered that the majority of UTCs had problems with student recruitment and retention of those enrolled.
Ofsted inspectors rated:
How Much Did UTCs Cost the Government?
The cost of establishing and running UTCs turned out to be pretty expensive. According to the National Education Union report:
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