"It is not government's obligation to provide services, but to see that they're provided."
– New York Governor Mario Cuomo
Within the past few years a number of innovative contracting arrangements have been embraced by school administrators. New approaches now have private sector enterprises providing all or part of the operational and instructional services in a classroom, a school, or a group of schools. Such contracts take advantage of private sector expertise to provide public education in the most efficient manner possible. The three main areas of core service contracting are: