Carrying the Community

Addressing the Consequences of Privatization and Funding Shortfalls for Education Support Personnel

published 15 May 2024 updated 16 May 2024

This report documents how privatization and public funding shortfalls are threatening the conditions that allow ESP to contribute to the realization of universal, inclusive, quality education. Building on an extensive literature review, as well as interviews and participatory research with ESP and union representatives located in different regions, the report documents how global trends to cut funding and outsource responsibilities in public education place ESP at increased risk of unemployment, devaluation, and material neglect.