Insight: Sweden rethinks pioneering school reforms, private equity under fire


“In the push toward freedom of choice, one lost sight of quality control.”

“I think we have had too much blind faith in that more private schools would guarantee greater educational quality,” said Tomas Tobé, head of the parliament’s education committee…”

“In the early 1990’s, parents were given tax-funded vouchers to pay for a school of their choice. Private schools were allowed for the first time and could even turn a profit..,”

“This year’s demise of JB Education, owned by Danish private equity firm Axcel, was the biggest, but not the only bankruptcy in Sweden’s reformed education sector….”

From Al Smith – @literateowl

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