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Weakening interest to start lay private schools in Sweden
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
It was the dream for many so called education entrepreneurs to start
their own school and cash easily from the government based on the
amount of students they have.
Things have changed now and that interest has dissipated as it turns
out that there is more work in making it in the sector than previously
As such interest in starting private school has cooled off. The Swedish
Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionens) which receives and approved
applications for school start ups has received 364 applications in this
year. This compares with 800 last year, according to their final
Not least, the numbers of applications from the major education
companies have dipped sharply. Schools Inspectorate suggests several
explanations for the decline, such as tougher requirements from the
Education Act, shrinking students, uncertain economic conditions and a
debate about the gains in independent schools.
By Scancomark.se Team
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