January 31, 2013 8:46AM

The Profit Motive in Education

I’ve finally had a chance to look over a book published last year by the London‐​based Institute for Economic Affiars: The Profit Motive in Education – Continuing the Revolution. It turns out to be a great overview of current developments from all over the world, and has a particularly useful chapter by its editor James B. Stanfield, development director at the E. G. West Centre at the University of Newcastle, founded by James Tooley.

I highly recommend it to anyone interested in better understanding how genuine markets can and do work in elementary and secondary education. Delightfully, the whole thing is available on‐​line as a .pdf file (see link above). E‑mail it to your Kindle!