Stephen Gorard and Rebecca Morris

Stephen Gorard, a professor of education and public policy at Durham University, is a methods expert for the US government Institute of Education Science, member of the ESRC grants awarding panel, and academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. His work concerns the robust evaluation of education as a lifelong process, focused on issues of equity and effectiveness Rebecca Morris is currently in the second year of her doctoral study which focuses on the Free Schools policy in England. The project explores the student composition of Free Schools, their admissions policies and processes and the reasons why parents choose them.

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Are Good Intentions Enough in Allocating School Places?

Unintended consequences and little practical improvement could result from England’s plan to give poor students priority in school placement, especially if schools can decide to opt in or out, argue Stephen Gorard and Rebecca Morris.

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