Posts published on June 8, 2013
Private Enterprise and Public Education
Frederick M. Hess and Michael B. Horn
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.