Focusing on an important emerging issue in United States' education - school reform via privatization - this book is designed to meet three major goals: to examine the foundations and the context of the privatization movement; to review the evidence on privatization in areas other than schooling; and to shape decisions about privatization in the school-reform arena.
Setting the Stage
Historical Context of Privatization
Pressures for Change
Intellectual Underpinnings and Expected Benefits
Forces Fueling Privatization in Education