Dollars before scholars? Assessing the impacts of the introduction of a profit-motive to Florida’s Charter school sector | admin

Politicians worldwide have in the past decades tried to improve their statefunded schooling systems by introducing more choice and competition. By introducing market forces, the idea is to ensure that bad schools either are forced to improve or go out of business and that good schools expand – creating a virtuous ‘race to the top’.

But introducing a profit motive in this process is still anathema, in England and in many other countries. The fear is that profit-making companies will only focus on reducing costs, thereby decreasing quality as well. Instead of a ‘race to the top’, we would…

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