By Kerry McDonald Entrepreneurship is challenging in any sector, but education entrepreneurs often confront regulatory roadblocks and bureaucratic barriers that make launching a new school or innovative learning model particularly difficult. Some of these roadblocks and barriers include occupational licensing requirements for new school founders, such as those in Nevada … [Read more...] about In This Business-Friendly State, Why Is It So Hard To Start A Private School?
By Kerry McDonald When her daughter began kindergarten in the public elementary school to which she had been assigned in Louisville, Kentucky, Emily Duke quickly realized it was not a good fit. The environment was very stressful for the five year old, whose parents had recently divorced. The rigidity and top-down instructional methods, combined with her emotional turmoil … [Read more...] about City Schoolhouse: The Innovative School That’s Helping Low-Income Families Educate Their Children
By James Tooley Twenty years ago this week—on Indian Republic Day, 26 January 2000—I wandered into the slums behind the Charminar, in the Old City of Hyderabad, and my life changed forever. Building on my PhD at what is now the UCL Institute of Education, I had become an expert on private education. Twenty years ago, everyone knew that private education was just for the … [Read more...] about Low-Cost Private Schools Are Revolutionizing Education for Millions of Children in Developing Nations