Can ‘pay for success’ boost post-secondary outcomes?
In a recent piece in CommonWealth Magazine, Third Sector Director, H. Kay Howard, argues for more funding in the form of a pay for success model to ensure better post-secondary outcomes for Massachusetts students.
Howard explains that there is reason for concern about post-secondary success, "Even the most academically-prepared students who have been accepted to universities often fail to show up on the first day". But there are also a growing number of organizations dedicated to helping to set students up for success in college and beyond that are producing positive and measurable results. Such organizations need funding, and pay for success models may be a helpful tool to drive positive and equitable life outcomes for Massachusetts students after their K-12 education.