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Free market teaching Beyond the debate over financial models of education, teachers’ unions draw attention to the social model this supposes. Defenders of the private sector call for the right to ‘freedom of choice’ for families, while its detractors point out the principle of equal opportunities is then sacri...

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The Perfect Storm: UK Austerity Measures and Reforms Undermine Educational Equality Service

‘Academy schools’ policy reduces equality The limiting of educational equality by cuts to national budget and educational support projects is further compounded by misguided educational reform. The rapid expansion of existing Academy schools - already to over 1,500 in England, representing c.6% of schools - forms the corn...

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Why does the World Bank hate teachers?

In an insulting, biased, and ignorant blog, Shanta Devarajan, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, blames teachers for Africa's educational problems.  He points to teacher "absenteeism, neglect, and ignorance" as the culprits of low levels of student learning.  Moreover, Mr. Devarajan argues that teachers, in the for...

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