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 James Croft on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 00:00
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.
Submitted by James Croft on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 00:00
Michael Gove is one of those reforming politicians who galvanises support by polarising opinion. In the media frenzy surrounding the announcement of the government’s reforms to Key Stage 4 (KS4) qualifications since Monday, it is unsurprising that there hasn’t been much place for intelligent comment offering qualified support to his proposals.
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.
Submitted by James Croft on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 00:00
In education, the words ‘for-profit schooling’ send many into a head-spin.