Headlines 2016

Focus on education


Many IFN researchers have a great interest in education policy. Recently a study by Professor Magnus Henrekson, IFN, and Ph.D. student Sebastian Jävervall was showing that Swedish "school results are dropping for both the best and the worst students." The study was cited by a number of editorial writers, including Expressen, Svenska Dagbladet and Sydsvenskan. Henrik Jordahl, IFN, is the author of several reports on the school system, among these a study about municipalities’ systematic work to measure quality, which "appears to be neglected in comparison to for profit schools that have a more streamlined approach". Gabriel Heller Sahlgren, affiliated to the IFN, is the most prolific school debater. His latest report is called “Regulation and Funding of Independent Schools: Lessons from Sweden” (Fraser Institute, Canada, 2016).

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