- 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.
- 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.
Press release: A new kind of school could benefit poorer South Africans