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The Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government’s ‘free schools’ in England

This paper evaluates the evidence for the performance of the models on which the policy is based: charter schools in the US, free schools in Sweden, and Labour’s academies.

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Liberating the supply-side, managing the market

In contrast to Labour’s reliance on centralised prescription and regulation, the key principle of the Coalition’s strategy is to extend supply-side school autonomy.

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Melissa Benn on Schools Wars, introduced by Alasdair Smith, AAA national secretary

As teachers plan to join up to 3 million trade unionists taking action over cuts in November this year, this new book from Melissa Benn is a timely addition to the sharp debate taking place over the future of education in Britain.

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