Is too much choice a bad thing?
On March 7th at 12.30 pm, an online event will explore school choice policy, with Melissa Benn in conversation with Aveek Bhattacharya of the Social Market Foundation. The event will discuss research comparing different approaches to secondary school choice in England and Scotland. In Scotland, the government has limited the amount of choice, with most children going to their local school, but parents are apparently just as happy with the system as parents in England who have a wide range of options. Is too much choice a bad thing? Tickets for this online event can be booked HERE.
New highly selective sixth forms
The policy direction in England seems to be more selection in our school system. The government is reportedly planning new ‘elite’ grammar school style sixth forms. Research shows that, just like grammar schools, highly selective sixth forms educate few disadvantaged pupils and can impact surrounding schools. Read more HERE.
Two Reclaiming Education Events in March
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