Advantages & disadvantages of The education reform act 1988

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Competition & choice - Advantages

- Gives parents a choice

- Encourages schools to compete and raise standards

- The more pupils, the more funding given to the school (FORMULA FUNDING)


- Not all parents have choice (BALL)

- The best schools are over-subscribed.

- Inequality widens between better performing schools in middle class areas and working  class areas

League tables - Advantages

- Provides…


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