Headlines 2014

New book: pro choice and competition in the Brittish education system


Gabriel H. Sahlgren, Director of Research at the Centre for Market Reform of Education and Affiliated to IFN, is editor and co-author of Tests worth teaching to: incentivising quality in qualifications and accountability. Diversity in qualifications and examinations (carried out by examination boards) is a unique feature of the UK.

The authors argue that this diversity is a good thing and should be preserved. In regard to qualifications, assessment, and accountability, they reason that choice and competition in qualifications and examinations are not the fundamental problem, which has much more to do with detailed, and yet ill-informed, government intervention in the market.

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