ERIC Number: ED483031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Public Schools: Comparison of Achievement Results for Students Attending Privately Managed and Traditional Schools in Six Cities. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives.
Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Over the last decade, a series of educational reforms have increased opportunities for private companies to play a role in public education. For instance, school districts have sometimes looked to private companies to manage poorly performing schools. The accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 may further increase such arrangements because schools that continuously fail to make adequate progress toward meeting state goals are eventually subject to fundamental restructuring by the state, which may include turning the operation of the school over to a private company. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Politics of Education, Private Schools, School Districts, Urban Schools
For full text: http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-62.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.