In this article, scholar Andy Hargreaves blames the free-market strategy of 'reform,' for demoralizing teachers and damaging the profession. About half of its schools are now outside local authority control. Like reform here in the US, England offers a business capital model that invests in education to yield short-term profits and keep down costs through shorter training, weakened security and tenure, and keeping salaries low by letting people go before they cost too much While Scotland is in the vanguard of global educational improvement, England is in the guard’s van, at the back. The evidence of high-performing nations such as Canada, Singapore and Finland hasn’t been on its side, and countries like Sweden that followed the free-school business model, and saw their results collapse, are reversing course. Here in the US, its full ahead to collapsing public education.