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  • Reply to: Why Engage the Private Education Sector?   4 days 20 hours ago

    Thank you Leslie. I will check out those links. I look forward to the lessons from charter schools.

  • Reply to: Why Engage the Private Education Sector?   4 days 20 hours ago

    Thank you George. Regulating for outcomes is the way to go. I agree.

  • Reply to: Why Engage the Private Education Sector?   4 days 21 hours ago

    Thanks Sigamoney, well said. I wish everyone thought about targeting resources to the poor. The thing is that we do think about it, but we don't always have the information to make it happen. Hopefully, the information/data revolution will help us get the targeting right, along with evidence about what works, then we can make a difference. I like your point about imagination. In other words, we need to be creative.
    Thanks again,
    Harry

  • Reply to: Why Engage the Private Education Sector?   5 days 56 min ago

    Outstanding article, Harry. Check out Schools That Can (schoolsthatcan.org), a network of high performing public, private, and charter schools serving primarily low income, minority children in the US. They have a model of cross-sector collaboration that produces high quality results. The key to expanding this success is for the funding side, preferably through philanthropy funding the model and government funding student vouchers, to recognize and work with this model of success. There are many lessons to be learned from their methodology that could be applied anywhere. You might also check out this study for a view on what the private education market can learn from the charter school sector: http://bit.ly/U3sJoN. Thanks for your great work, Harry!

  • Reply to: Why Engage the Private Education Sector?   5 days 2 hours ago

    OK, Harry, but take it easy on regulations. They can be abused by petty politicians and bureaucrats chocking the private sector. Accountability is better: "This is what I want and you will be judged on whether you achieved it or not. And I am not going to regulate you on how to achieve it."