“Partnership Schools” are free, public schools managed by private operators. After one year, public schools managed by private operators raised student learning by 60 percent compared to standard public schools. But costs were high, performance varied across operators, and contracts authorized the largest operator to push excess pupils and under-performing teachers into other government schools. Read the full paper here.

A brief detailing results after three years is available here.

Mauricio RomeroJustin SandefurWayne Sandholtz
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September 07, 2017
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