Fact Sheet Examining ESSA’s “Pay for Success” Provision

Fact Sheet Examining ESSA’s “Pay for Success” Provision

September 14, 2016

The Washington Post provides a fact sheet examining ESSA’s “Pay for Success” provision. Federal dollars can be used to partner with the private sector to “fund proven community-based solutions,” and to “incentivize for-profit educational endeavors significantly legitimizing and institutionalizing them.” The article cited concerns about the amount of profit a company can receive in return for funding educational programs.

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