Sociology education paperWatch
The only one i can think of it pure functionalist theory of manifest/latent functions by saying that the education system is based on meritocratic principles. Eg education is compulsory and free.
But then criticise with the latent (hidden) function is that there is a cost such as uniform, school trips etc.
This also links in with Bull who talks about the 'cost' of education.
Can you think of anything else??