I somras läste jag Marcus Larssons De lönsamma och fick en existentiell upplevelse. Varför bloggar jag? Vad var meningen med detta?
Marcus Larsson, en halvan av tankesmedjan Balans, hade beskrivit det svenska skolsystemet i allmänhet och friskolesystemet i synnerhet. Jag var tvungen att bege mig till Göteborg för att få en pratstund med Marcus. En dryg timmes samtal skulle kunnat varit minst det dubbla.
”The penetration levels among private elementary schools are lower than the equivalent for preschools. However, the elementary school private penetration is growing. There are several possible reasons that elementary school penetration is growing.
(1) Visibility of revenues can be perceived as higher in elementary schools than in preschools. This is because students are attending elementary school far longer than preschool, which means more years of revenue per individual student. Elementary school is also obligatory by law, which provides another way to secure revenue.
(2) The possibility of generating higher margins. When running an elementary school it is possible to optimise the number of teachers per student, e.g. by having the same teachers teach more subjects, thus making sure to logistically maximise the number of classes per teacher. This is possible to a larger extent than in preschools, which creates an incentive to operate elementary schools.
(3) By increasing the size of private sector penetration, the political risk decreases. When political decisions are made, economic consequences are taken into account. This means that the bigger the private education sector becomes, the harder it will become for politicians to set reforms that affect the private education companies. The relative and absolute growth is therefore lowering the political risk in the sector. While it will still be an important factor to take into account, the risk will (all else equal) be lower with a bigger private sector.”
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Och sprid Marcus ord.