Private Sector

From The Atlantic: Given the costly chasm between the educational performance of U.S. students and those in other countries—and the shameful gap between white students and their black and Latino counterparts here at home—you’d think school improvement would be an all-hands-on-deck imperative in which the best minds in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors came together to lift our children’s prospects. Yet such pragmatic problem solving is threatened today by critics who condemn any private involvement in schools as a matter of “privatization,” “profiteering,” or worse.