How school vouchers can harness choice and competition to bring greater quality and equality in education. A joint publication of the Adam Smith Institute and the Centre for Market Reform in Education.
The US Supreme Court has just left one Texan affirmative action scheme in place, but it has recently busted schemes elsewhere. I discuss what libertarians should think about positive discrimination and affirmative action.Read more...
Teacher Nigel Watson argues that there is a very real bias towards Keynesian ideas in our schools, and that it is doing harm to children's education.Read more...
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.
According to Anthony Seldon, head of Wellington College, Berkshire, fee-paying private schools have a “moral duty” to help run failing government schools in deprived areas. However, says James Stanfield, private schools are right to question the wisdom of this approach.
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.
In this think piece, Anton Howes argues that the Browne Review offers the strongest option for reforming universities funding. The article argues that removing the cap on fees combined with a modification of the Review's proposals for repayments would give students more choice and more control over their education, and improve access to higher level education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.