The Fraser Institute, a Vancouver, Canada-based think thank, recently launched the global School Choice Showcase. Found at schoolchains.org, the program acts as a year-round trade show illustrating innovation in school choice projects across the globe.
"No other site like this exists in the world," explains James Lombardi, project design & development coordinator at the Fraser Institute. "We aim to connect parents, potential school operators, investors, and government officials with successful and already-replicated schools from around the world that want to expand and have proven that they can. Our hope is that they will expand even further — both in their own countries and around the world — to the benefit of students everywhere. And our ultimate goal is no less than improving education worldwide through choice."
Lombardi says the site currently profiles nearly 70 K-12 school chains from around the world that operate 36,000 individual school locations.
"Perhaps more importantly, these schools are successfully serving all kinds of students, specializing in mathematics, autism, inner-city youth, science, rural locations, recent immigrant students, vocational education, and much more," he notes.
The Fraser Institute also posted an animated YouTube video about the program: