The purpose of this paper is to examine the logic of network governance that has been adopted in education policy in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in the context of basic education, as a result of the increased use of management mechanisms used in state reforms. For this purpose, we take as reference the results of documentary research institution that examined
the process of contractual agenda in state education and its deepening as a result of the approach to the “State Network”, covering the period 2003 to 2014. The evidence indicate that the alterations, especially with the insertion of the position of Civil Society Pubic Interest - OSCIPs, have contributed to a change in the form of state action with respect to basic education, reordering its role, which becomes a regulator of the regulation, thus characterizing a “meta-governance”. It concludes highlighting the tensions that the network approach brings to the achievement of public values like equality and citizenship.