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 "public benefit test" is a misguided attempt to force consolidation in the independent education market, argues James Croft.
The government’s failure to stimulate free school supply has major implications for its overall programme of market expansion, argues James Croft.
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.