Private Schooling for the Public Good

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Michael Lisman, an education advisor in USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and former coordinator of PREAL’s Central America Program, recently wrote an article in USAID’s “Frontiers in Development” publication, entitled “Private Schooling for the Public Good.”

The article argues that private sector options in the education sector, from private schools to private service delivery, have been underutilized in the region, and that international organizations have traditionally shied away supporting such options in favor of public schools. Lisman argues that aid organizations and Latin American governments should take steps to promote competition in the education sector and to better integrate both private sector options and influences.

To access the article directly, click here. Frontiers in Development is a publication produced in conjunction with the upcoming Frontiers in Development Conference, June 11-13, at Georgetown University.

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