Benefits and Costs of For-Profit Public Education

Alex Molnar

Abstract


As a policy initiative, for-profit operation of public schools has not lived up to the claims of its proponents. An examination of issues such as teaching methods, academic achievement, autonomy, local control, and the image and influence of for-profit public schools suggests that "for-profits" are unlikely to succeed in the long term in improving the overall quality of public education. They do, however, seem capable of harming public schools.

Keywords


Educational Administration; Educational Change; Elementary Secondary Education; Public Schools

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v9n15.2001

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