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Bridge International Academies

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 April 2020

    "World Bank shifts position on funding for most private-for-profit schools", by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    In a sudden and far-reaching policy shift, World Bank President David Malpass has agreed to major reforms that include officially freezing any direct or indirect investments in private for-profit pre-primary, primary and secondary schools. This has been a critical issue for Education International for many years and has been the...

    "World Bank shifts position on funding for most private-for-profit schools", by David Edwards.
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 October 2019

    World Bank ombudsman to launch investigation into IFC funding of Bridge International Academies

    The World Bank’s accountability mechanism, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), has published a report that finds “substantial concerns” regarding the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s investment in for-profit education provider Bridge International Academies and has announced that they will launch an investigation into the matter.

    World Bank ombudsman to launch investigation into IFC funding of Bridge International Academies
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 August 2019

    Liberia: civil society calls on government to stop the expansion of private education

    The fight against the privatisation of education has taken a step further in Liberia. The National Teachers' Association of Liberia together with twelve civil and human right organisations and two religious organisations sent a joint letter to public authorities reminding them of their responsibility to ensure quality public education for...

    Liberia: civil society calls on government to stop the expansion of private education
  4. Union renewal and development 11 February 2019

    Africa: teachers call on politicians to reject privatisation

    Education International’s African leaders have released a statement today calling on their Heads of States to reject privatisation and to invest in quality public education for all.

    Africa: teachers call on politicians to reject privatisation
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 June 2018

    EI urges Pearson, The World Bank and DFID UK to stop supporting Bridge International

    In letters addressed to the leaders of the Pearson, The World Bank and the Department for International Development (DfID) of the United Kingdom, Education International urged the organizations to stop their sponsorship of Bridge International Academies, a for-profit school chain with operations in Africa and Asia.

    EI urges Pearson, The World Bank and DFID UK to stop supporting Bridge International
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 8 May 2018

    Educators confront Pearson for funding profit driven Bridge International Academies

    Education activists, teachers and global union leaders went to London to urge shareholders at the Pearson Annual General Meeting to stop funding Bridge International Academies, a for-profit company that makes money by shortchanging the education of thousands of at risk children.

    Educators confront Pearson for funding profit driven Bridge International Academies
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 April 2018

    Five reasons Pearson (and everyone else) should stop investing in Bridge Academies right now

    Pearson Education has invested tons of money in fee-charging, for-profit schools operated by Bridge International Academies. Many Bridge schools use unqualified staff, unofficial curriculum in substandard facilities. Its fees can push families into further poverty.

    Five reasons Pearson (and everyone else) should stop investing in Bridge Academies right now
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 8 February 2018

    Uganda: unlicensed schools continue to operate, defying Government’s decision

    The battle between the private school chain Bridge International Academies and the Ugandan authorities is far from over as the company continues to operate its schools despite government warnings to comply with minimum standards.

    Uganda: unlicensed schools continue to operate, defying Government’s decision
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #3: Say No to for profit experiments in education: support Public education

    Juliet Wajega

    The World Development Report (WDR) 2018 - Learning to realize Education’s Promise - places learning at the center to equip children and youth for the future. The report recognizes the key role teachers play in achievement of quality education.

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #3: Say No to for profit experiments in education: support Public education
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 September 2017

    The Liberian Government's school privatisation program exposed

    A leaked copy of the Government commissioned report investigating the Partnership Schools for Liberia programme has concluded that it cannot work “with sustainable budgets and staffing levels, and without negative side effects on other schools.”

    The Liberian Government's school privatisation program exposed
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 April 2017

    Unions ask World Bank to turn its back to edubusinesses

    Trade unions from all over the world are protesting against the support the World Bank is offering to for-profit education providers like Bridge International Academies.

    Unions ask World Bank to turn its back to edubusinesses