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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 July 2017

    Liberia’s Private Experiment in Education

    By Tyler Hook & the University of Wisconsin research team The Ministry of Education (MoE) in Liberia launched the PSL pilot project in 2016, handing over 94 schools to 8 private service providers, enrolling approximately 27,000 students. Modeled after the United States charter and the United Kingdom (UK) academy systems,...

    Liberia’s Private Experiment in Education
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 July 2017

    The issue of data privacy in public education

    By Anna Hogan, Bob Lingard & Greg Thompson Data has become the new black in public education. It is generated by students, schools and systems and collected and analysed by a variety of organisations. While traditionally data has been held by government departments, increasingly we are seeing commercial entities accessing...

    The issue of data privacy in public education
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 June 2017

    Venture philanthropy & the neoliberal ecosystem: who needs a Ministry of Education?

    By Antonio Olmedo, University of Roehampton Coinciding with this year's World Social Forum in Davos, Oxfam released a report based on Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook[1] , denouncing that the top 1% richest people have gained more income than the poorest 50% altogether[2] . The tendency seems to be worsening.

    Venture philanthropy & the neoliberal ecosystem: who needs a Ministry of Education?
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 June 2017

    Public education needs public investment, not private profit

    By Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham  It is nearly nine years since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the USA and triggered the banking crisis that has blighted the world economy ever since. The company held over $600 billion in assets and it remains the largest bankruptcy in US history.

    Public education needs public investment, not private profit
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 May 2017

    Pearson and the Neo-Liberal Global Assault on Public Education

    By Alan Singer ([email protected]) Powerful forces are at work shaping global education in both the North Atlantic core capitalist nations and regions historically referred to as the Third World. Neoliberal business philosophies and practices promoted by corporations and their partner foundations, supported by international organizations, financiers, and bankers, and welcomed,...

    Pearson and the Neo-Liberal Global Assault on Public Education
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 April 2017

    Education: A Choice or a Right?

    by Frank Adamson, PhD The United Nations has identified “free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education” by 2030 as a goal for sustainable development. This goal reaffirms the right to education guaranteed by countries in multiple U.N. declarations over the last half-century.[i] Although these treaties reflect a general consensus...

    Education: A Choice or a Right?
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 April 2017

    PPPs - a Voice of Reason

    By Jim Baker, Education International  Gerd Schwartz, deputy director at the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development argues for the vital importance of a professional civil service. He also calls the use of private-public partnerships to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals a model that is “particularly risky”.

    PPPs - a Voice of Reason
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 April 2017

    Fast policy: reform first and ask questions later?

    By Anna Hogan and Steven Lewis Education is increasingly positioned as a problem in need of fixing. And, with the rise of new governance trends, and associated demands for increased accountability and transparency in public policymaking, the solutions to these problems must now be informed by ‘evidence’.

    Fast policy: reform first and ask questions later?
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 April 2017

    The expansion of private schooling in Latin America: A regional phenomenon with multiple causes and faces

    By Antoni Verger, Mauro Moschetti and Clara Fontdevila Latin America is the world region where education privatization has experienced the greatest and most consistent growth over the last two decades. The region exhibits not only the highest rate of private enrolment in primary education, but also an exceptionally steady rise...

    The expansion of private schooling in Latin America: A regional phenomenon with multiple causes and faces
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 April 2017

    When crisis for many means opportunity for some: Private profit and the education of Syrian refugees

    By Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary, EI The war in Syria has been on the front pages of newspapers for six years now. We have witnessed the plight of those who flee, the long winters in refugee camp tents. But little is said about the fate of refugee children when...

    When crisis for many means opportunity for some: Private profit and the education of Syrian refugees
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 April 2017

    ‘May’ Days in March: Bridge Asked to Account by UK Parliament

    By Susan L. Robertson, University of Cambridge It is not often a US-based private education contractor for the delivery of services gets asked to appear as a witness to give evidence to a UK Government International Development Committee hearing in the House of Commons, London.

    ‘May’ Days in March: Bridge Asked to Account by UK Parliament
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 March 2017

    To Africa and back: Low-fee for-profit schools in England

    By Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham Low-fee for-profit schools have become increasingly common in many parts of the developing world. Now one of the figures most closely associated with the growth of this movement, Professor James Tooley, is bringing the idea back home. He is currently seeking government approval to...

    To Africa and back: Low-fee for-profit schools in England
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 March 2017

    US & Mexico: building walls, sharing Neoliberal Education Policies

    The long read: By Carol Anne Spreen (with assistance from Carrie Anne Coleman), New York University Last month nearly 1000 educators, politicians, academics and union representatives gathered in Toluca, Mexico to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the right to education enshrined in Mexico’s Constitution. Despite this recognition, the right to...

    US & Mexico: building walls, sharing Neoliberal Education Policies
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 March 2017

    Keeping Our Responsibility to All Children

    On the occasion of GESF , Angelo Gavrielatos reminds us of our responsibility to provide free quality education for all children. Follow @AGavrielatos  to stay infomed on the debate,"This House Would Ban Low-Cost Private Schools in the Developing World" happening at 11.30 (UTC+4), 18/3/17. By Angelo Gavrielatos, Education International

    Keeping Our Responsibility to All Children
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 March 2017

    Market Obscurantism

    By Jim Baker, Education International Adam Smith and generations of free market, liberal, or classical economists who followed him saw the market as an efficient, workable way for the economy to function. It was based on self-interest. Smith argued, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer,...

    Market Obscurantism
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2017

    South Africa: The Bait and Switch of School Privatisation

    By Salim Vally, University of Johannesburg The Economist’s recent editorial on South Africa’s schooling system recycles tired arguments but more insidiously, its shallow causal narrative feeds into proposals for the privatisation of education. In essence, it is a classic bait-and-switch maneuver applied to schooling.

    South Africa: The Bait and Switch of School Privatisation