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School Choice InternationalExploring Public-Private Partnerships$
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Rajashri Chakrabarti and Paul E. Peterson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262033763

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.001.0001

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The Practice of Public-Private Partnerships

The Practice of Public-Private Partnerships

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(p.70) (p.71) 4 The Practice of Public-Private Partnerships
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School Choice International
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Norman LaRocque

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.003.0004

This chapter provides an overview of international examples of government agencies contracting for the delivery of education services, including contract schools, charter schools, voucher-type programs, and infrastructure public–private partnerships. In the education sector, governments have made use of contracting with the private sector for the delivery of auxiliary services such as school transport, food services, and cleaning. Contracting for the delivery of core education services is at a much earlier stage of development. While such contracting is not widespread, there are a number of examples from around the world. Contracting is defined here as a purchasing mechanism used to acquire a specified service, of a defined quantity and quality, at an agreed-on price, from a specific provider, for a specified period. The chapter concludes by drawing some tentative lessons for the design and implementation of contracting in the education sector.

Keywords:   international examples, contracting, contract schools, charter schools, voucher-type programs, public–private partnerships

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