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NZBR Perspectives - No. 138 November 2007

NZBR Perspectives
No. 138 November 2007

Educational Rewards
By Paul E. Peterson and Matthew M. Chingos
14 November 2007
For-profit management of public schools is still in its infancy, and many wonder whether it can have a positive effect on student learning. In Philadelphia, that idea has been put to the test. The results, as we report in a paper issued last Friday by the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance, would not surprise Adam Smith.
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This article was first published in The Wall Street Journal online on 7 November 2007
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