The author thanks the anonymous referees and the editor for their helpful comments.
CAN P.S. 27 TURN A PROFIT? PROVISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BY FOR-PROFIT SUPPLIERS
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2008
Contemporary Economic Policy
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 280–290, July 2001
How to Cite
Lamdin, D. J. (2001), CAN P.S. 27 TURN A PROFIT? PROVISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BY FOR-PROFIT SUPPLIERS. Contemporary Economic Policy, 19: 280–290. doi: 10.1093/cep/19.3.280
- Issue published online: 18 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 18 JUL 2008
School districts in the United States have begun to use for-profit contractors to provide management and instructional services. Studies of this phenomenon are limited because this alternative to public provision is relatively new. This article begins to fill the void by examining the conditions under which contractors can be financially viable and can improve quality. Also considered is the potential role of contractors in other policies to restructure public education.