Published: October 11, 2012
Business Roundtable was the site Wednesday for a stimulating discussion of options in K-12 education -- public schools, non-profit schools, and private for-profit schools. Sponsored by the Center for Education Reform and SABIS, an international for-profit school management company, the program dealt with the topic, "Can Education Be Run as a Profitable Business and Still Be Guided by a Humanitarian Vision?" A description of the program:
Former Governor John Engler joined CER President Jeanne Allen, and other experts for an in-depth roundtable discussion exploring the critical issue of the growing role of private companies in American public education. The roundtable addressed the critical question of whether education can be run as a profitable business and still stay true to a humanitarian vision.
The panel also included James Tooley, author of "From Village School to Global Brand: Changing the World Through Education," which examines the history of global education management organization SABIS. During the event, Jeanne Allen called SABIS President Carl Bistany to the mic to join the conversation and add insight to the discussion.
Here's a video of the discussion.
The Center for Education Reform has loads of good information on school choice and charter schools at its website, www.EdReform.com.