Tax incentives to improve education

The section “Achieving faster growth” is common sense, except for this part:

“Education can also be stimulated and improved by using tax incentives to encourage improved private provision. (Level II 2012 Volume 1 Ethical and Professional Standards, Quantitative Methods, and Economics, 6th Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions p. 531).”

Does anyone know what the book means by “private provision”?


Private universities. For instance, giving tax free status to non-profit private universities, or tax cuts for for-profit universities.

That clarified it. Thanks.