Schools and social mobility

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April 6, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Sam Bowman  
Posted in Commentary

"Fifty years of school comprehensivization (an ugly word for an ugly policy) has done enormous damage to the prospects of children from poor families. As Tom wrote this morning, rigid state bureaucracies in healthcare create bad outcomes for patients. Education is no different. What can we do to reverse this? ... Competition and choice in schooling drives up standards -- allowing profit-making companies to set up free schools would be a start, but a school voucher system like the one Milton Friedman proposed is the probably best option." (04/06/11)

http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/education/schools-and-social-mobility/  

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