Competition and corruption in education: a lethal combination for academic integrity

By: Dr Tracey Bretag Higher education is a competitive enterprise at every level – from student admissions processes to university ranking systems and competition for funding. In many contexts, access to education means jobs and wealth. The poisonous mix of competition, corruption and poor resources has the potential to create an environment where misconduct becomes the […]

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“Every Kid Is Money”: Market-Like Competition and School Leader Strategies in New Orleans

Por: Huriya Jabbar The University of Texas at Austin Charter-school policies have been enacted for many different reasons. However, in policy debates, proponents and opponents of charter schools alike have framed them as vehicles for introducing market mechanisms into districts (Henig, 2008). Scholars such as Chubb and Moe (1990) drew on the decades-old ideas of […]

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