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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 October 2016

    We must put an end to schooling students for profit

    By Fred van Leeuwen. General Secretary, Education International For World Teachers’ Day this year the education community is marking the 50th anniversary of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation on the teaching profession. This landmark document identifies “the essential role of teachers in educational advancement and the importance of their contribution to the...

    We must put an end to schooling students for profit
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 October 2016

    Philantrocapitalism: the new tyranny of giving

    By Antonio OImedo, University of Roehampton & Stephen Ball, UCL In 2008, in their Ode to philanthrocapitalism, Bishop and Green claimed that philanthrocapitalists are “hyperagents who have the capacity to do some essential things far better than anyone else”. Apparently, the fact that they “do not face elections every few...

    Philantrocapitalism: the new tyranny of giving
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 October 2016

    When Private Corporate Interests into Public Education Do Not Go: the case of Bridge

    By Susan Robertson, University of Cambridge In November 2015, I was asked to give the annual lecture in the UK Parliament in honour of the fierce campaigner for comprehensive education - Caroline Benn. Benn was well known for her work on challenging the deeply divided education system in the UK...

    When Private Corporate Interests into Public Education Do Not Go: the case of Bridge
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 September 2016

    Don’t Play with Our Future: How Education as Competition Fails the Public

    By Frank Adamson, The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education In Unleashing Greatness: Nine Plays to Spark Innovation in Education , the authors invoke the metaphor of the sports “playbook,” promoting an agenda of competition throughout their recommendations. Unfortunately, competition produces both winners and losers. The Yankees can improve...

    Don’t Play with Our Future: How Education as Competition Fails the Public
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 September 2016

    Don’t Play with Our Future: How Education as Competition Fails the Public

    By Frank Adamson, The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education In Unleashing Greatness: Nine Plays to Spark Innovation in Education , the authors invoke the metaphor of the sports “playbook,” promoting an agenda of competition throughout their recommendations. Unfortunately, competition produces both winners and losers. The Yankees can improve...

    Don’t Play with Our Future: How Education as Competition Fails the Public
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 September 2016

    Beware False Profits of Easy Learning

    By Stephen Dinham, University of Melbourne, Australia Television shopping channels and online selling are dominated by products that promise much. Lose weight with a miracle diet, get a perfect body with only a few minutes of daily exercise using some piece of equipment, clean your bathroom in seconds, vacuum the...

    Beware False Profits of Easy Learning
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 August 2016

    South Africa: The Size and Shape of Private Education

    By Salim Vally, University of Johannesburg Twenty two years since the first democratic elections in South Africa, the combined weight of apartheid’s legacy exacerbated by neo-liberal policies over the past two decades has meant that the promise of a quality public education system remains a chimera. While a mélange of...

    South Africa: The Size and Shape of Private Education
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 4 August 2016

    Replacing Bibles with Tablets

    By Graham Brown-Martin  Is any education better than none?

    Replacing Bibles with Tablets
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 August 2016

    Don’t Believe What it Says on the Can: Another Formula to ‘Reform’ Education

    By Stephen Dinham,University of Melbourne, Australia Yet another report has been released promising a plan to transform education. The latest, this time from Michael Barber and Joel Klein, two well-known players in the ‘global education reform movement’ (Sahlberg, 2014), is positioned as a white paper or as they call it,...

    Don’t Believe What it Says on the Can: Another Formula to ‘Reform’ Education
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 July 2016

    Privatisation Undermines the Right to Education in India

    By Carol Anne Spreen, New York University & Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusettes, Amherst Private for-profit multinational corporations are making billions of dollars by charging poor families around the world to send their children to school. At the same time, governments have been shirking their obligations to provide quality public...

    Privatisation Undermines the Right to Education in India
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 July 2016

    Safeguarding Education against its Commercialisation

    by Kishore Singh, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Education is a fundamental human right for every child and its provision is a core public function of the State. However, education as a public function of the State is being eroded by market-driven approaches and the rapid...

    Safeguarding Education against its Commercialisation
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 June 2016

    Bridge International Academies adds fear and intimidation to its business strategy

    By Angelo Gavrielatos, Project Director Global Response, Education International The flailing reputation of the Pearson-backed ‘edu-business’ has fallen to a new low after it was caught spreading false accusations to have a Canadian academic researcher jailed while studying its Ugandan operations.

    Bridge International Academies adds fear and intimidation to its business strategy
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 June 2016

    UN says UK aid to commercial private schools could violate children's rights

    PRESS RELEASE (London, 10 June 2016) In an unprecedented statement  made public on 9 June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC ) expressed concerns about the UK “funding of low-fee, private and informal schools run by for-profit business enterprises” through its development aid as...

    UN says UK aid to commercial private schools could violate children's rights
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 June 2016

    Learning to live together

    Education unions and the defence of democratic societies Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1938

    Learning to live together
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 30 May 2016

    England rushes forward with school privatisation agenda – but outcomes far from certain

    By Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham, UK Earlier this year the UK government published its plans for school reform in England in a White Paper – Educational Excellence Everywhere (DfE, 2016). Within the UK education policy is a matter for individual nations and so policy paths differ significantly across England,...

    England rushes forward with school privatisation agenda – but outcomes far from certain
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 May 2016

    When myths of education become reality

    By Stephen Dinham, University of Melbourne, Australia. Just over 20 years ago David Berliner and Bruce Biddle published The Manufactured Crisis - Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools. In this they cited the ‘sweeping claims attacking the conduct and achievement of America’s public schools - claims that...

    When myths of education become reality
  17. Fighting the commercialisation of education 27 April 2016

    The European Union in crisis: Is public education the answer?

    By Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham, UK The events of the last few days highlight the huge problems now faced in the European Union.  The UK has voted to withdraw from membership and this has triggered demands for similar referenda in France, Italy and Holland. Only time will tell if...

    The European Union in crisis: Is public education the answer?