Selling the schools

Toch, Thomas
May 1994
U.S. News & World Report;5/2/94, Vol. 116 Issue 17, p61
Questions whether private enterprise is the future of public education in America. Practicality of privatization; Examples of privatization activity; Walt Disney Co.'s involvement in Osceola County (Fla.) schools; EAI and Whittle Schools L.P., known as the Edison project. INSETS: `The toughest thing I've ever done' (John Golle).;`Hollywood and Nintendo' (John Kernan).;`Faithful to the public trust' (Eric Jones).;Chris Whittle's next adventure (video gymnasium).


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