The School Administrator

May 2000Privatizing or Pirating?Management firms enter Title I, charter school arena

Features

  • The Private Sector’s Market Mentality

    by ARTHUR LEVINE

    The president of Teachers College sees investors of for-profit educational ventures ready to make a major splash into the public school arena.

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  • Charter Schools and Private Profits

    by DAVID N. PLANK, DAVID ARSEN AND GARY SYKES

    The emergence of educational management organizations to run charters raises questions about the pursuit of profits and the quality of education. David Plank is a professor of educational administration at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. David Arsen is an associate professor of political economy in James Madison College at Michigan State University. Gary Sykes is a professor of educational administration and teacher education at Michigan State University.read more | purchase issue
  • Privatizing Title I

    by JAY MATHEWS

    With little fanfare or acrimony, several proprietary firms have moved into the management of districts’ compensatory education programs. Jay Mathews is an education writer with The Washington Post.read more | purchase issue
  • Contracting for Classroom Services

    by JOHN McLAUGHLIN AND SENN BROWN

    Is your school district prepared with criteria to evaluate the growing array of private-sector providers of educational services? John McLaughlin is founder of The Education Industry Report and a consultant on private-sector investment in education. Senn Brown is treasurer of the Association of Educators in Private Practice and a former administrator with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards.read more | purchase issue
  • Outsourcing Support Services

    by JAMES A. McCLURE

    Don’t turn over any service to a private provider without a cohesive school board that’s willing to weather a culture change. James McClure is a Chicago-based free-lance writer and consultant on labor issues.read more | purchase issue
  • The Behavior of Public and Private Schools

    by RICHARD ROTHSTEIN

    The claim that non-public schools are more accountable to parents seems untrue, according to a new study. Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    F. Donald Saul


    Superintendent, Thompson School District R2-J, Loveland, Colo.
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    Departments

    Focus

    Hiring Your First Business Administrator by ROBERT F. HARRIS AND BEVERLY RIBBLE


    Superintendent, Benton Area School District, Benton, Pa. and Beverly Ribble, business manager, Benton Area School District
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    Student Suicide Prevention Begins With Recognition by KEITH A. KING


    Assistant professor of health promotion, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Guest Column

    School Reform by Any Name by DAN CHERNOW


     Executive director, UCLA School Management Program, Los Angeles, Calif.read more

    Sending a Signal Through Silence by LEONARD H. ELOVITZ


    Assistant professor of instruction, curriculum and administration, Kean University, Union, N.J.
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    My Friends at the NCAA by LEONARD H. ELOVITZ


     Superintendent, Independent School District 318, Grand Rapids, Minn.read more
    President’s Corner

    Is Privatization a Facsimile or the Real Thing? by JOSEPH J. CIRASUOLO


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    Executive Perspective

    Treating Parents as Our Customers by PAUL D. HOUSTON



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