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System-wide studies of the for-profit effect on student test scores

Type: Think PiecesWritten by James Croft | Friday 09 December 2011

System-wide studies of the impact of profit on educational outcomes are now beginning to emerge, says James Croft. These imply that there is no argument against profit-making in education.

The folly of the public benefit test

Type: Think PiecesWritten by James Croft | Thursday 26 May 2011

The "public benefit test" is a misguided attempt to force consolidation in the independent education market, argues James Croft.

Free Schools are heading for failure

Type: Think PiecesWritten by James Croft | Wednesday 11 May 2011

The government’s failure to stimulate free school supply has major implications for its overall programme of market expansion, argues James Croft.

Profit-making Free Schools: Unlocking the Potential of England's Proprietorial Schools Sector

Type: ReportsWritten by James Croft | Thursday 21 April 2011

In this groundbreaking report, James Croft argues that the crisis of school places can only be met by giving true freedom to Free Schools and allowing profit-making schools to operate within the Free Schools programme. In his study of profit-making school outcomes, he shows that schools charging fees on a par with the average state expenditure per pupil equal or exceed the performance of average independent schools. As the report shows, unlocking the power of profit within the Free Schools programme would be a revolution in schooling in England.

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