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Securing standards - the launch of The Tutors Association Consultation

The Centre for Market Reform of Education is launching a consultation on plans for a new national association for tutors to develop industry standards and improve the consistency of private tutoring practice.

School choice and education quality

England’s education reforms will have little quantifiable impact on education quality unless government makes significant reforms to increase school autonomy and competition, and lifts the ban on for-profit schools. The majority of parents cannot exercise school choice effectively because:

A new association for private school proprietors

There is a popular misconception that schools run as businesses, be they proprietorially or corporately governed, must necessarily compromise educational outcomes in pursuit of profit. On the face of it, concerns voiced recently by Ofsted on the quality of teaching in non-association schools appear to validate that view.

A solution to the dilemma of Key Stage 4 exams reform

Michael Gove is one of those reforming politicians who galvanises support by polarising opinion. In the media frenzy surrounding the announcement of the government’s reforms to Key Stage 4 (KS4) qualifications since Monday, it is unsurprising that there hasn’t been much place for intelligent comment offering qualified support to his proposals.

IPPR report fails to provide persuasive arguments against profit-making schools

In a new IPPR report, Rick Muir argues that profit-making free schools should remain banned.

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