Marketisation and Parentocracy

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Focuses on consumer choice and competition.

Favoured by the New Right.

David (19.93) describes this as parentocracy. (ie. rule by parents / parents have freedom of choice.)

Marketisation is promoted through several methods:

- League tables and ofsted.

- Business sponsorship of schools.

- Open enrollment to recruit more.

- Formula funding.

- Option to opt out of L.E.A.

- Compete to attract pupils.

Reproduction of Inequality.

Critics argue that there is increased inequality, for example,


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