School money funding flaws

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Chutgar, A.Kanjee
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, FUNDING, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, SCHOOLS
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/november-2009/school-money
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6117

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Abstract

The quintile system, which determines amounts of funding for individual schools, was implemented in post-apartheid South Africa as the government's commitment to redress and redistribution in the education sector. But is this an effective pro-poor mechanism? Amita Chutgar and Anil Kanjee investigated whether this system is ensuring funding allocation favours the poorest learners.