Co-producing Education Policies and Services
I recently viewed an engaging 6-minute video about an important concept which appears to be growing some legs – especially in Europe. It is called co-production. According to Wikipedia, “co-production is a practice in the delivery of public services in which citizens are involved in the creation of public policies and services. It is contrasted with a transaction based method of service delivery in which citizens consume public services which are conceived of and provided by governments.” The idea of involving citizens in the co-production of education policies and services is the driving force behind the movement being led by the Ohio Public School Advocacy Network to help shape the future of education in our state.