There are numerous ways for nonstate K-12 schools to alleviate pain points in public sector education, thereby solving global issues. Here are a few contributions that private actors have made to public goods.
We identified privately run schools’ key barriers to contributing to public goods based on more than 40 interviews with education sector participants (e.g., school leaders, education experts, foundation leaders, investment professionals).
Privately run schools serve one in four children globally, with provision growing at 3% year-on-year for the past three years, compared to 1% in the public sector. What characteristics make private schools an attractive education option?
Donors and funders have four key levers for surmounting global education barriers and encouraging privately run schools to deliver public goods.