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Education - Too Important to Be Left to the State

7pm, Monday 29th April 2019
The Adam Smith Institute, 23 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3DJ


In the UK approximately 7% of pupils are educated in independent schools, however this is not the case elsewhere in the world. In Australia the figure is 35%, and countries such as India and Nigeria have recently seen the emergence of low cost private schools which challenge the notion that the private sector is only for the rich. In 1973 the original Selsdon Manifesto advocated that the government "should extend the market in education because of the latter’s sensitivity to the consumer". Could there be a place for low cost private schools in the UK system?

Sophie Sandor is a writer and documentary filmmaker. She is currently making a feature length documentary which examines why the poorest get the worst deal out of the UK's education system and explores potential solutions.

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Education - Too Important to Be Left to the State
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The Adam Smith Institute, 23 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3DJ

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