The government’s flagship schools reform policy will fail to make a substantial difference unless the government allows for-profit companies to provide free schools.
A new IEA report published today, The Profit Motive in Education: Continuing the Revolution, argues:
- For-profit schools were the key to the success of education reform in Sweden.
- 11% of children in Sweden now go to the equivalent of free schools.
- More than 60% of Sweden’s equivalent of free schools are run as for-profit limited companies.