5 Mitos sobre escolha e o cheque-ensino

5 Myths about choice - Fem myter om valfrihet, Eva Cooper & Håkan Tribell, TIMBRO


Myth 1: You can not measure because we know nothing. (Alternatively: It is not possible to measure, then it is bad)


In reality: We need better ways of measuring the quality of social welfare, and feel free to try to more objective ones. But it is not the same as today's measurements can not tell us something - and there are many studies that show the importance of choice for both users, relatives and staff.


Myth 2: Choice leads to segregation

In reality: Based on the results found, it is difficult to say exactly what caused what. one thing is clear: residential segregation is clearly a better explanation for school segregation than school choice.


Myth 3: Free school choice leads to grade inflation

In reality: It may be true that there has been a general grade inflation since school choice was introduced, but it is difficult to argue that the reason was the intorcution of school choice. The knowledge-related score is probably a large part of inflation. Whatever the reason: The reasonable solution to this problem is to introduce better controls, such as national tests - not abolishing the free school choice.


Myth 4: If no one chooses, the reform is a failure


In reality: The point of the competition is that people have a choice. Choice has an value in itself and should not be measured by how many people actually choose one of several options, or switching from one option to another.


Myth 5: There is no control of the private sector


In reality: There may be flaws in any activity, which means that both private and public activity must be controlled. There are already controls in the private sector - although the sometimes it can be improved. In addition, the private sector advantage that competition in itself

a form of control

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