This volume comprises some of the deepest thinking to date on many of the most pressing issues related to school reform. Its authors tell us not just what must be done, but how to do it. I recommend this book most enthusiastically. --Clayton M. Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School
The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented wave of social entrepreneurs who have set their sights on improving America s K 12 education system, yet this phenomenon has gone largely unexamined until now. Frederick Hess and his team of analysts offer an honest examination of what is considered by many to be the most exciting and most promising sector of public education. Questions about scale, replicability, and systemic impact are sure to dominate the education policy landscape for years to come, and this work takes the first stab at laying out these important issues. --Joe Williams, Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform
The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship illuminates the emerging ecosystem of edupreneurism in the United States. It is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the confounding complexity of the supply side of education reform and certainly for anyone wishing to enter the field. By reading this book, new edupreneurs can relinquish their naiveté while maintaining their passion for improving public education. The book is right on target and may even tell too many of our secrets. And yet, a movement that fails to critically assess and reform itself can t expect to improve anything else. This is powerful stuff. --Caprice Young, President and CEO, California Charter Schools Association
About the Author
Frederick M. Hess is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and executive editor of Education Next. He has edited and authored numerous books, including With the Best of Intentions: How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K 12 Education and Educational Entrepreneurship: Realities, Challenges, Possibilities, both published by Harvard Education Press.