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Document Number: 4090

Public Schools: Insufficient Research To Determine Effectiveness of Selected Private Education Companies - Students in schools managed by private companies have demonstrated academic progress, but more research is needed to determine if this improvement is directly the result of the companies’ programs. Claims that three private companies hired to run public schools do significantly better – or worse – at improving student performance than traditional public schools cannot be substantiated. The companies include Edison Schools, Mosaica Education and Chancellor Beacon Academies. (U.S. General Accounting Office, October 2002)...

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