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Sophie Sandor on 'Education—Too Important to Be Left to the State'

  • Adam Smith Institute 23 Great Smith Street London United Kingdom (map)

We’re pleased to be hosting Sophie Sandor for an evening lecture in association with The Selsdon Group.

In the UK, approximately 7% of pupils are educated in independent schools, however this is not the case elsewhere in the world. In Australia, the figure is 35%, and countries such as India and Nigeria have recently seen the emergence of low cost private schools which challenge the notion that the private sector is only for the rich. The original 1973 Selsdon Manifesto advocated that the government "should extend the market in education because of the latter’s sensitivity to the consumer". Could there be a place for low cost private schools in the UK system?

Sophie Sandor is a writer, documentary filmmaker and former Research Associate at the Adam Smith Institute. She is currently making a feature-length documentary which examines why the poorest get the worst deal out of the UK's education system and explores potential solutions.

To register, please visit the Selsdon Group website here.