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Private enterprise and public education

Author: Frederick M Hess; Michael B Horn
Publisher: New York : Teacher College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The growth of for-profit providers in the K?16 education sector has generated more than its fair share of controversy. From the emergence of charter schools to postsecondary options such as the University of Phoenix, for-profit providers have been lauded for their capacity to serve historically underserved populations but derided for their pursuit of profit?which, critics argue, happens at the expense of the public  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick M Hess; Michael B Horn
ISBN: 9780807754429 0807754420 9780807754436 0807754439
OCLC Number: 828057247
Description: viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: More than meets the eye: the politics of for-profits in education / Andrew P. Kelly --
The costs and benefits of nonprofit and for-profit status: perspectives from executives and entrepreneurs / Mickey Muldoon --
Crossing to the dark side? An interview-based comparison of traditional and for-profit higher education / Ben Wildavsky --
Unequal access: hidden barriers to achieving both quality and profit in early care and education / Todd Grindal --
Beyond good and evil: understanding the role of for-profits in education through the theories of disruptive innovation / Michael B. Horn --
Odd man out: how government supports private-sector innovation, except in education / John Bailey --
The role of for-profits in K-12 online learning / Michael B. Horn --
Philanthropic dollars in commercial markets: blessing or curse? / Stacey Childress & Tamara Butler Battaglino --
Between efficiency and effectiveness: evaluation in for-profit education organizations / Matthew Riggan --
Would Steve Jobs be a hero if he had built an education company every bit as good as Apple? / Chris Whittle --
Conclusion / Michael B. Horn, Frederick M. Hess, & KC Deane.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick M. Hess, Michael B. Horn.

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"The growth of for-profit providers in the K?16 education sector has generated more than its fair share of controversy. From the emergence of charter schools to postsecondary options such as the University of Phoenix, for-profit providers have been lauded for their capacity to serve historically underserved populations but derided for their pursuit of profit?which, critics argue, happens at the expense of the public good."

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