Joan Wilson joined the LSE PPG in January 2011 as a Research Assistant. She holds a PhD in the Economics of Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. Her thesis focused on an empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of major state sector education policy initiatives in England, looking specifically at (i) pupil mobility patterns and school oversubscription in primary schools following the introduction of the school choice system and (ii) changes to the academic quality and composition of pupil admissions into ‘failing’ secondary schools that acquired renewed status under the Academies programme.
Book Review: A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All, by Wendy Kopp
In 1990, Wendy Kopp founded Teach for America, a scheme that places college graduates as school teachers in some of […]
Ha-Joon Chang’s international bestseller 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism provides some truly fascinating insights into the pitfalls […]