Dating back to the mid-1970's and mid-1980's, education was a darling of high-technology in investment. Today, investment in education is only a fraction of overall private-equity spending. Investment trends in education lie within four key segments: schools, products, services, and e-services. The question, it seems, is not whether to invest in education, but where and how. The increasingly voluble cry of parents for better educational systems, for-profit education, and for school-voucher programs is
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move on and out of for-profit education. Whittle, has not benefited as he thought he would, he is spending more money advocating for Edison than he has profited.
The bottom line is for-profit education will not work, as for the full picture in prospects for Edison and other companies like it, Henry Levinis the director of the National Center for the study of Privatization states, "Schooling traditionally has not benefited much from economies of scale.