Managing educational institutions vs. managing the education sector

Public and Private Schools

After primary education, the private sector increasingly captures a significant portion of the education market. Parents who enrol their children in private schools generally pay the tuition. The presence of private schools, in a way, alleviates the financial burden of the state to educate and trains its citizens.

If private schools start closing down tomorrow, there will be more pressure on the government to open new public schools to accommodate the students and will need more budget to build schools, hire teachers, provide textbooks, etc. Therefore, the overall growth of private schools should be a government interest. Education agencies should not limit their focus and energies managing the public schools but, more importantly, should manage and oversee the development of the entire education sector.