Monday, March 12, 2012

No Free Lunch? Disadvantaged young people in Sixth Form Colleges

I do not normally plug causes on this blog, but I will make an exception for the Association
of Colleges' No Free Lunch? campaign. The AoC is pointing out that sixth formers from disadvantaged backgrounds in FE or Sixth Form Colleges do not receive free meals at lunchtime whereas otherwise identical young people in school sixth forms do.

While this is the age of austerity, the Coalition does stress fairnesss in general and specifically for 16-18 education funding a "level playing field". So I hope the government is listening. To give it a prod, please sign the e-petition here.