Status Quo bias in education

Earlier this year I spoke at a national event where I outlined a proposal regarding a change to how schools might operate. The proposal centred around the idea of enabling some schools to try out an alternative form of school governance to establish if it led to school improvement. The detail of the proposal is not significant here but in the course of audience feedback a comment was made that encapsulates the challenge facing anyone interested in substantive change to the governance of Scottish schools.

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