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'An entrepreneurial education landscape'



More charters? More companies offering virtual school? More Bill Gates? This recent piece from The Atlantic argues policymakers should continue eroding barriers that limit private-sector involvement with schools. It's written by John Bailey, director of Whiteboard Advisors, an education consulting group that includes former Florida education commissioner Jim Horne. Here's a snippet:

Given the urgency of improving the US education system, we can no longer afford to shut out an entire group of providers. In a time of declining state and federal revenues, policymakers should be stimulating, not stifling, the influx of private capital to our education system. When it comes to other crucial national challenges, policymakers do not ask whether they should engage for-profit companies, but how they should. It is time for education policymakers to follow suit.

[Last modified: Monday, December 26, 2011 3:50pm]


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