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  • 17 Apr 2020
    Ursula Hackett

    Private School Choice: How to Win Big

    Imagine you’re a policymaker who wants to expand parental choice of private education. You’re not alone: sixty school voucher programs operate across the United States, offering hundreds of thousands of families the money to pay for private school tuition. Virtually all of them were created in the last two decades. What explains this explosive recent […]

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  • 6 Mar 2019
    Mark Hunter

    We focus too much on exams to understand educational inequalities

    On January 3rd this year, South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced to a cheering audience that the national school leaving (‘matric’) pass rate had risen by 3 percent. As in previous years, critics were quick to respond: the celebrations, they said, ignored how large numbers of students dropped out before completing high […]

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