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The Foundation for Economic Growth is a group of like-minded individuals who have decided to act rather than accept New Zealand's continuing poor economic performance. The Foundation is not affiliated with any political party. Add Your Comments Here.

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Most recent update: Mar 3rd, 2014 - 11:01:36

Education
Homeschooling Comes of Age

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the modern home education movement was in its infancy. At that time, most Americans viewed home-styled education as a quaint tourist attraction or the lifestyle choice of those willing to endure more hardship than necessary.

What a difference a few decades makes.

Homeschooling has undergone an extreme makeover. From maverick to mainstream, the movement has acquired a glamorous, populist sheen.

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Sep 11, 2007, 12:16

Education
Voucher Lessons from Sweden

And I have only just discovered that Sweden, that epitome of socialist Nanny State political correctness, has a voucher system for education.

Anyone can open a school and parents can send their kids to any school they like.

A Socialist embrace of the free market brings positive outcomes.


Jun 18, 2007, 17:32

Education
Free To Choose, And Learn

I have always thought that it would be a good idea to run our economy and our institutions with sound principles, logic and common sense. Now I know that common sense is very hard to come by so in this web site we have spent much time and energy looking around the world for good ideas that work and can be seen to work. Hopefully by adopting the best practises we can find we will improve our economic growth rate and provide a better future for our descendants.

Here is the latest information on how to improve the education of our children. No ideology - just observation, reasoning and clear conclusions. With all the brains currently involved in our education system why can't we think clearly and build a really good system?

The evidence is clear - the solution is here. . .


May 12, 2007, 13:57

Education
Counting Heads

There has been much discussion about the development of "Human Capital" in the effort to improve the economic growth rate for a country.

Some studies even indicate that the improvement in education standards is a consequence of higher growth rates rather than the cause.

This article provides interesting evidence from a Canadian study. The bad news is that New Zealand shows up rather badly. Read on . . .

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Sep 1, 2004, 11:33

Education
No Proof that Education Helps Growth

It seems that education is neither necessary nor sufficient for developing growth in an economy. This is one of the very interesting things about economics. Someone proposes an hypothesis at some time in the past and because it suits the politics of that time this hypothesis comes to be regarded as an immutable law or an obvious fact that "everybody" knows. Such, it seems, is the case for the proposition that increasing the amount of education in the populations causes growth in the economy. Believe it or not but no such correlation or causation has yet been shown to exist. At least according to some researchers. Read on . . .

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Aug 5, 2004, 17:38