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School Inspections and School Choice

In the past decades, politicians worldwide have introduced various systems to hold schools accountable. In England, test-based accountability is combined with an independent, highstakes inspection regime (Ofsted), which continues to generate strong debate.

Education and social mobility

The role of education in promoting social mobility is a matter of intense contemporary sociological and political debate.

Dollars before scholars? Assessing the impacts of the introduction of a profit-motive to Florida's Charter school sector

Politicians worldwide have in the past decades tried to improve their statefunded schooling systems by introducing more choice and competition. By introducing market forces, the idea is to ensure that bad schools either are forced to improve or go out of business and that good schools expand – creating a virtuous ‘race to the top’.

Charter High Schools’ Effects on Long-Term Attainment and Earnings

The American charter school sector has attracted considerable research interest as it has expanded and matured in the last decades. In general, this research indicates mixed effects.

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