Beyond the Mirage
How pragmatic stewardship could transform learning outcomes in
international education systems.
"It is time to leave the tired, old debate behind and to put outcomes for
children ahead of ideology." - Foreword from George K. Werner, former Minister of Education of Liberia
EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION IS CRITICAL
ACHIEVE SDG 4
EARLY EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
There are millions of children around the world who are in schools but learning very little. Measuring outcomes and holding the entire systems accountable for change is critical to achieving the SDG.
Parents have voted with their feet and research has shown early evidence that often private sector schools can deliver higher quality learning at lower cost.
Education leaders need to focus on implementation including using monitoring systems, setting up data feedback loops, and enforcing routines to routines to track and achieve outcomes.
"Beyond the Mirage suggests government leaders around the world needs to act pragmatically for the best combinations of both public and private education. Instead of considering the issues as a matter of inputs, they argue, look at the outcomes” - Sir Michael Barber
Katelyn has worked in education systems and with school chain operators for over 10 years and in over 15 countries around the world. She is a Founding Partner of Delivery Associates, the leading public sector advisory firm
focused on implementation of large-scale reform and the use of
data and monitoring technology. She was an integral member of the
of Punjab Schools Reform Roadmap team for many years starting in
Arvind is an education investor and operator with experience working around the world sourcing, evaluating, and operating education companies. Arvind is the Regional Managing Director for the USA region of the International Schools Partnership, a company that owns and operates of over 40 private schools around the world.
ROSS LESCANO LIPSTEIN
Ross is currently a partner at Transcend, where he leads the organization’s learning engineering practice. Prior to Transcend, Ross led several components of research and development work for Summit Public Schools, including compiling Summit’s annual R&D Agenda, managing a team of R&D project managers and site-based
continuous improvement specialists.