THE MISSING SECTOR: Contract Schools: International experience and South African prospects
Better quality schooling for the vast majority of South Africa’s poor is one of the most important priorities facing the country. South Africa’s efforts to reform schooling have had an unnecessarily narrow focus, largely ignoring international trends for diversified and decentralized schooling delivery. In many instances this has led to the formation of partnerships between government and non-state providers.
The new CDE report: THE MISSING SECTOR: Contract schools – international experience and South African prospects analyses a range of schooling models, revealing how they can deliver schooling to the poor as cheaply and often of better quality than the public sector. These models essentially involve a contract or agreement between the state and private actors who run the schools with public funds in return for specified performance outputs.
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