Baltimore Public School's Dilemma: Private Management, Lower Scores PRIVATIZING EDUCATION
Keith Henderson, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE controversy over private management of public schools rekindled last week with the latest release of standardized test data from Baltimore's schools.
Eight of the city's public elementary schools and one middle school are run by Education Alternatives Inc. (EAI), a Minneapolis-based firm. On average, students at the privately run EAI schools did a little worse on the standardized tests than their peers in the city's other schools.
Baltimore's partnership with EAI has been intensely watched, since until this fall it had been the largest such operation in the United States. That changed when EAI recently signed a contract to manage all the public schools in …
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