Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Gove’s school choice can end social segregation. The old system entrenches it

I write for the Spectator Coffee House, arguing that school choice decreases residential segregation whereas a proximity-based admissions system increases it. The evidence clearly shows that house prices increase around the best state schools when choice of school is tied to choice of residence, while other research finds a direct link between larger choice opportunities and decreased residential sorting. Choice always exist in the education system - since rich parents can move closer to the best state schools - and institutionalised school choice is necessary to ensure that all parents are given the same opportunities.

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