The article is a presentation of non-state education development in Poland in the times of political system transformation, begun in 1989. There is a clear division into non-state primary and secondary education on the one hand (which is the author's main subject of interest), and non-state university education on the other hand. Initially, however, he focuses on non-state education prehistory in Poland, beginning in 1918. In concluding remarks the author assumes that schools from the private sector have finished the state's monopoly in education. They have become a new but stable education model. They encourage application of new approaches and heighten education level. If certain conditions are met by the state, they can make education chances equal in the society. Reasonable education administration should support good schools and good universities. Badly equipped schools with poor staff will have to disappear from the Polish education landscape.
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