Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships Overview

In the past decade, the private sector has expanded without precedent in all aspects of public education. In addition to domains such as food service and transportation, districts, states and schools are hiring outside organizations to design, deliver and evaluate remedial instruction; test-score data storage, on-line curriculum, and consulting services on school and district restructuring among other areas. So far, the scope and speed of these developments has outpaced research on their implementation and effectiveness. Beginning in 2001 with our national study of the role of public-private partnerships in charter schools, CEG’s work addresses issues critical to building the knowledge base in this area, including:

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