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Social Entrepreneurship in Education chronicles the twenty-five-year history of entrepreneurs who responded to the call of A Nation at Risk and launched an education industry. It tells the story of these "education entrepreneurs" and the lessons they learned, leveraging entrepreneurial principles to solve public problems and create social change.
This book demonstrates firsthand the importance of mentorship and profiles the individuals behind the businesses, highlighting the skills and characteristics that one must possess to successfully execute and operate enterprises in education. It reflects on the development of a burgeoning industry and illuminates the possibilities for applying a private sector mindset to education.
Chapter 1 Energy and Persistence Conquer All Things 1
Chapter 2 Bold Interventions 9
Chapter 3 Breaking the Mold 25
Chapter 4 Venturing into Education 37
Chapter 5 The Journey and Challenges of Scale and Profitability 53
Chapter 6 Mining the Gold 67
Chapter 7 Boom, Bust, and Unforseen Consequences 85
Chapter 8 Building Sustainable Structure for the Education Industry 109
Chapter 9 Education Entrepreneurs Responding to the Call 125
Epilogue-Baseball, Education and Our Future 139
Additional Resources 145
About the Author 161