Posts published on June 8, 2013

New Book on For Profit Education Covers Many Perspectives

Private Enterprise and Public Education

Frederick M. Hess and Michael B. Horn

June 2013

The growth of for-profit providers in the K-16 education sector has generated more than its fair share of controversy. “Private Enterprise and Public Education” takes stock of the debate, neither demonizing nor celebrating the for-profit sector, to understand what it takes for for-profits to promote quality and cost effectiveness at scale. Contributors address how policymakers and other education stakeholders can create an environment where the power of for-profit innovation and investment is leveraged to better serve students.