The Emergence of an ‘Open Sector’ in Urban Education

Memo · January 2005 · By Jon Schroeder

The "Open Sector" is a reality, as new public schools appear outside the traditional district framework. In a few places districts themselves are proactively creating new independent public schools—in competition with the schools they own and directly run. This policy brief rounds up "Open Sector" activity in 17 major urban communities across the country.

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