"Six Countries. Two Educational Strategies. One Consistent Conclusion” is an infographic from SCOPE and the Schott Foundation. It graphically summarizes the differences in approaches and outcomes between privatization and public investment in education. The infographic is based on research found in the book, Global Education Reform.
Over the past 3-4 decades, three countries—Canada, Finland, and Cuba—have pursued a public investment model in education, while producing consistently high scores on international assessments since 2000.
Conversely, three countries—the U.S., Sweden, and Chile—have privatized part or all of their education systems, with consistently low or falling test scores. While not proving causality, this infographic summarizes findings from the study and explores the potential reasons for these two divergent approaches and outcomes.
A new book, Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes, provides a powerful analysis of these different ends of an ideological spectrum – from market-based experiments to strong state investments in public education.