• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:30    |    
    • Pliny's letter
    • Context
    • Lessons
  • 03:41    |    
    Systematic design of educational services
    • Natural experimentation
      • Analogical studies
      • Comparative studies
      • Intervention studies
    • Tully: Presence of private schools in low income areas
      • Private schools vs. public schools
        • Education quality
        • Academic achievement
        • Teacher's wages
      • Objections to Tully's study
      • New results that support Tully's study
      • Other advantages of the private sector
  • 16:41    |    
    Factors that influence the success of private education
    • Direct parent funding vs. Government funding
    • Spending and Student Achievement
    • Private management vs. Government management
      • Effect of class size
      • Curricula selection and foreign language courses
    • Amount of competition between schools
    • Sustainability and financial control
    • Parental choice
    • Degree of regulation
    • Profit motive
      • Risks of expanding
      • Tutoring
    • Implementation of a private educational service
  • 40:09    |    
    Why markets work better than state systems in education?
    • Public Choice: benevolent officials vs. self-interest officials
    • Decisions of education officials: Public Choice analysis
    • Absence of incentives in public education
  • 47:07    |    
    • How can educational authorities in Guatemala be persuaded to enforce Spanish education rather than Multilingual education?
    • What measures can be taken in order for big corporations to gain credibility and invest in education?
  • 51:30    |    
    Final credits

Improving Educational Services for the Benefit of the Poor

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About this video

Systematic designs and studies can be used to improve the educational services for the poor.  Tully's studies show that private schools present in low income areas outperform public schools in educational quality, academic achievement, and efficiency. The factors that influence the success of the private education are direct parental funding, private management, school competition, parental choice, low degree of regulations, and profit incentives. The absence of incentives is the main reason that Private education outperforms Public education. 


Improving Educational Services for the Benefit of the Poor
Andrew Coulson

Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, April 11th 2007

New Media - UFM production. April, 2007
Camera 1: Jorge Samayoa; camera 2: Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index: Christiaan Ketelaar; publication: Pedro David España; content reviser: Katty Schellenger


Andrew J. Coulson is the director of Cato's Center for Educational…