Segregation risk

12th November 2010 at 00:00

Introducing market reforms to school systems leads, at best, to "very modest" gains and risks increasing the segregation of pupils, according to a major OECD study. Based on two decades of academic studies in six continents, it concluded that "regimes providing parents with more choice bear a risk of increasing segregation between schools in terms of ethnic, socio-economic and ability segregation".

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