The Case for For-Profit Entrepreneurs in Education: UPDATE!!! – D. Ravitch

Ravitch, Diane.  (2012, October 12).  Retrieved from:  http://dianeravitch.net/2012/10/10/the-case-for-for-profit-entrepreneurs-in-education/

Dr. Ravitch responds on her blog to a pro-charter post.

For-profit businesses are valuable for supplying goods and services but I have not seen any evidence that for-profits should run schools. Their bottom line is making a profit, not making good education. The way they make a profit is by cutting costs, and they do this by replacing experienced teachers with low-cost, inexperienced teachers, or replacing teachers with technology. They don’t ask whether it’s good for children or whether it improves education, but whether it increases the ROI (return on investment).

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