Author's interest was undeclared
The Edison Project runs 25 state-funded schools in the United States with more to come. The company is also holding discussions with government officials, a small number of local authorities, and several city technology colleges and schools, about how it might expand its business by setting up a British operation within our state sector.
Just one of the benefits which our democratic, local government system offers is a safeguard which would require a declaration of such interests if a debate such as that in The TES were taking place in a council chamber.
Martin Rogers The Education Network 1-5 Bath Street London EC1