Collaboration Schools


PSP

Public School Partnerships Testing a new channel for quality education in public schools through non-profit public-private partnerships Picture by Johnny Miller (unequalscenes.com) What Public School Partnerships (PSP) is a collaborative approach to public school innovation that brings together government, funders, no-fee schools and non-profit education support organisations. PSP aims to bring additional expertise, resources, flexibility […]

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Posted on 8 May 2018

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The public school partnership pilot – is it worth it? Let parents decide

Here is a frightening prediction: over the next decade, the number of children in private schools will increase from one-sixteenth to one sixth of all learners in South Africa. That proportion will then level off because other parents who prefer private education won’t be able to pay for it. As the State will not have […]

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Posted on 3 Nov 2017

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Public-school partnerships: Healthy scepticism, yes. Paralysing caution, no.

Is every non-State institution a private company driven by profit and neoliberal tendencies? This is the question that critics of public school partnerships need to answer. Almost all criticism of the Collaboration Schools model being tested in South Africa fails to make the distinction between civil society organisations and for-profit companies in public education. These […]

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Posted on 19 May 2017

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Collaboration Schools – concentrating energy and expertise in the poorest public schools

By David Harrison This article was first published in the Daily Maverick on 20 October 2016.  Equal Education has joined trade unions in calling for the draft Western Cape Provincial School Amendment Act to be abandoned because, among other things, it makes provision for a new category of public schools. These schools, called Collaboration Schools, […]

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Posted on 21 Oct 2016

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How collaboration can bring better prospects to children

This article was first published in The Star on 14 March 2016. Can new forms of partnership bring better prospects to children in public schools in poor communities?  This is the intention of the Collaboration Schools project to test a new model of public school partnership in the Western Cape. It will bring in non-profit […]

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Posted on 14 Mar 2016

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