ERIC Number: ED485307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-8
Private Sector Involvement in Urban School Reform. Emerging Themes
Research for Action
This document presents findings on the impact of privatization to date at a meeting at the Ford Foundation co hosted by the William Penn Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Ford. Increasingly, the private sector (both for-profit and non-profit) is providing resources and alternative delivery models for urban public schools. Beyond vouchers, new efforts to turn schools over to private management, expansion of quasi-independent charter schools, and new hybrid partnerships between public schools and private agencies are being witnessed. Nowhere is the engagement of private sector alternatives more extensive than in Philadelphia, which, in the aftermath of a 2001 state takeover, now has 44 schools managed by private companies or non-profit organizations.
Descriptors: Private Agencies, Urban Schools, Privatization, Educational Change, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, School Business Relationship, School Choice, Partnerships in Education
Research for Action, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-823-2500; Web Site: www.researchforaction.org.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Research for Action, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.