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Public/private Decision l Different types of privatization: 1) sell government business to private companies; 2) gov’t contracts with private business to produce a good or service; 3) gov’t provides vouchers that citizens can use in markets l Rules of thumb when markets are likely to work well for producing “public” goods: 1) we know precisely what we want; 2) we don’t care how it is made; 3) we can easily replace a poor performing contractor; 4) we can easily measure performance
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Public Schools in Crisis? l U.S. Dept. of Education Statistics ¡ Only 70% of all students in public high schools graduate in five years, and only 32% of all students leaving high school are qualified to attend four-year colleges. ¡ In 2000 there were 1,299,000 college ready 18 year olds leaving high school and 1,341,000 entering college for the first year ¡ The state with the highest grad rate was North Dakota (89%). Lowest—Florida (56%) ¡ Proportionally, the representation of Blks. and Hisp. in the first year of college is similar to the proportion that is college ready.
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Graduated and College Ready! Graduated
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