Examines the prospects for the private management of public schools in the United States. Does the U.S. system of education and the concerns driving the process of educational reform. Focuses on the educational and business strategies for Education Alternatives, Inc. (EAI), Public Strategies Group (PSG), and Sylvan Learning Systems. Asks whether private management profitably engage in public schools, and whether these companies have developed a sustainable strategy. Uses the education sector to sugge … Read more »

Examines the prospects for the private management of public schools in the United States. Does the U.S. system of education and the concerns driving the process of educational reform. Focuses on the educational and business strategies for Education Alternatives, Inc. (EAI), Public Strategies Group (PSG), and Sylvan Learning Systems. Asks whether private management profitably engage in public schools, and whether these companies have developed a sustainable strategy. Uses the education sector to not only essential to develop a business strategy to create value, but a general structure companies in order to propose a predictable part of the value they create establish possible by. Focuses on the ability to create value with the existing structures in the public schools is provided.
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Alexander Dyck,
Danielle Melito
Source: Harvard Business School
22 pages.
Release date: 25 March 1997. Prod #: 797 113 PDF-ENG
Private Management and Public Schools (A) HBR case solution