Submitted by Gabriel H. Sahlgren on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00
When analysing the effects of education reforms, researchers tend to restrict themselves to traditional outcomes, such as pupil achievement and attainment. There are exceptions, but they are still relatively few.
Submitted by Gabriel H. Sahlgren on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:48
In a recent blog post, Sam Freedman, former advisor to Education Secretary Michael Gove, announced that he has changed his mind about the viability of for-profit schools. He no longer believes such schools can ‘improve the current education system as it is’. This is for three reasons: 1.
Submitted by Gabriel H. Sahlgren on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 07:03
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.
Submitted by Gabriel H. Sahlgren on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:00
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:
Submitted by Gabriel H. Sahlgren on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 00:00
In a new IPPR report, Rick Muir argues that profit-making free schools should remain banned.