Parents should be given vouchers to spend on their children’s education, with more available for those from poorer backgrounds, a think-tank has proposed.
The Institute of Economic Affairs, along with the Centre for Market Reform of Education, has argued in a new book that failing schools should be abolished and government money should go to schools that are more popular with parents.
Under the proposed system, it would be mandatory for each family to choose a school, which they would then pay for, using the vouchers. The vouchers could also be used at feepaying independent schools.
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