The Atlas Economic Research Foundation has just announced Prof. James Tooley (IEA author and member of the IEA Advisory Council) as the winner of its 2010 Fisher Prize. The award, which honours the late Sir Antony Fisher, has been awarded to Tooley for his book The Beautiful Tree.
Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA said:
The publication is a deserved winner of this prestigious prize. Education is one of the most fundamentally important elements in any society. This book demonstrates how in many parts of the world, desperately poor parents have used the free market to provide high levels of education for their children. We are delighted that James Tooley has been recognised for his important contribution in this area.
One can only hope that James Tooleys work grows in its influence across the world and helps to inform the education debate in all countries, encouraging the use of market mechanisms to provide exceptional outcomes.
Read more about James Tooley's award on the IEA