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Restricting competition and innovation will only stultify educational progress

This blog is part two of a response to James Park's article on markets in education at the progress@HSE blog. The examples Park gives are far from mechanistic.

Choice and competition actualise parents' wishes

This blog is part one of a response to James Park's article on markets in education at the progress@HSE blog. James Park has a very thoughtful critique of markets in education over on the progress@HSE blog.

Securing standards - the launch of The Tutors Association Consultation

The Centre for Market Reform of Education is launching a consultation on plans for a new national association for tutors to develop industry standards and improve the consistency of private tutoring practice.

School choice and education quality

England’s education reforms will have little quantifiable impact on education quality unless government makes significant reforms to increase school autonomy and competition, and lifts the ban on for-profit schools. The majority of parents cannot exercise school choice effectively because:

A new association for private school proprietors

There is a popular misconception that schools run as businesses, be they proprietorially or corporately governed, must necessarily compromise educational outcomes in pursuit of profit. On the face of it, concerns voiced recently by Ofsted on the quality of teaching in non-association schools appear to validate that view.

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