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Demonstrators protest against the government’s recently approved labor reforms in Madrid © Alberto Di Lolli, AP/Reporters.be, 2012

Free market teaching Beyond the debate over financial models of education, teachers’ unions draw attention to the social model this supposes. Defenders of the private sector call for the right to ‘freedom of choice’ for families, while its detractors point out the principle of equal opportunities is then sacri...

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The Perfect Storm: UK Austerity Measures and Reforms Undermine Educational Equality Service

Early childhood class taught in the corridor of a school in Coventry because there is no money to repair damaged classrooms © Reporters, 2011

‘Academy schools’ policy reduces equality The limiting of educational equality by cuts to national budget and educational support projects is further compounded by misguided educational reform. The rapid expansion of existing Academy schools - already to over 1,500 in England, representing c.6% of schools - forms the corn...

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