Public Schools Inc.
Chris Whittle, one of America's most ambitious entrepreneurs, set out to make a difference in public education. He also set out to make money. Can his Edison Schools do both?
introduction
can edison succeed?

Correspondents Diana Henriques and John Merrow discuss Edison's prospects and what's at stake in its survival.

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private profit, public good?

Chris Whittle, Ted Sizer, Benno Schmidt, Henry Levin, and Steven Wilson address the debate over Edison and privatization of public schools.

inside edison's schools

On the ground in Baltimore and Wichita with an Edison principal and a superintendent.

frequently asked questions

What are Edison's business and educational models? How are its test scores? And more...

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introduction · can edison succeed? · private profit, public good? · inside edison's schools · faqs
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