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Causal evidence that the impact of income on pupil outcomes is in fact zero

The correlation between family income and educational achievement is well established worldwide. This correlation is often interpreted in causal terms, leading to calls for income redistribution and other social policy interventions that could improve pupil outcomes.

CMRE Forum roundtable, 20th April 2016

‘OECD PISA: Is it fit for purpose? (Do we even know what it’s for?)’

The impact of ground-up, system re-design post-Katrina

In the past decades, politicians worldwide have embarked on reforms to increase market and government accountability in state-funded education sectors. The idea behind has been to increase incentives to improve pupil performance.

CMRE Forum working lunch, 6th April 2016

‘The future of school choice’: a report on CMRE’s ‘School Choice UK’ focus week

School Vouchers and Student Achievement: the Louisiana Scholarship Program isn’t working

In the past decades, an increasing number of school voucher programmes have been implemented in the US. Geared toward low-income households, these programmes allow participants to use vouchers toward tuition fees in private schools. Since the schemes generally have more applicants than places, lotteries have often been used as a tiebreak device.

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