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Free Schools may not act as a spur to higher standards, but could become incubators for radical new teaching ideas

By Rebecca Allen and Simon Burgess


As the first batch of Free Schools open their doors for the start of the academic year, Rebecca Allen and Simon Burgess question their potential to drive up standards through market competition, instead concluding that there may be some unintended consequences in promoting radical new teaching ideas

Topics: LC Special aspects of education
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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