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Opinion

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 January 2017

    Profiting from public education’s digital nervous system

    By Sam Sellar, Manchester Metropolitan University While 2016 was a tumultuous year in global politics, it also came with a number of surprises in the world of technology. Google’s AlphaGo triumphed over professional Go player, Lee Sedol, signaling a major advance in the development of artificial intelligence. Facebook found itself...

    Profiting from public education’s digital nervous system
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 January 2017

    Schooling, privatisation and post-truth politics

    By Bob Lingard, University of Queensland Usually each New Year begins with optimistic hopes for something better than what has gone before. Sadly and worryingly, 2017 seems ominous in negative ways rather than inspiring a sense of hope.

    Schooling, privatisation and post-truth politics
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 December 2016

    Turkey: standing up for democratic, public education

    By Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham Long before the recent coup attempt in Turkey democratic secular and public education in the country was under attack, but since the coup the situation has deteriorated rapidly.

    Turkey: standing up for democratic, public education
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 16 December 2016

    Refusing Vouchers to Protect Public Education

    By Frank Adamson, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) The assumed election of Donald Trump and his nomination of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education have placed the American system of public education under threat. Trump and DeVos will likely propose a national voucher scheme that would...

    Refusing Vouchers to Protect Public Education
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 8 December 2016

    Decentralisation and Neoliberal Community Participation in Education

    By Brent Edwards, University of Hawaii Although decentralisation has for decades been a common theme among education reformers, we must be careful with this term. Not only has its meaning changed over time (Edwards & DeMatthews, 2014) but there are various degrees of decentralisation—ranging, for example, from deconcentration of administrative...

    Decentralisation and Neoliberal Community Participation in Education
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 December 2016

    Bridge schools long overdue for a reality check

    By Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary, Education International  When the world marks International Human Rights Day on December 10 it will do so in what are trying times around the globe. Amid an ever-increasing conflict between the rights of people and the rights of corporations, we are witnessing a fraying...

    Bridge schools long overdue for a reality check
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 November 2016

    The privatisation of education can be reversed. Evidence from recent education reforms in Bolivia

    by Clara Fontdevila and Antoni Verger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Education privatization processes are frequently deemed as irreversible. The transformative power of pro-private and market-oriented reforms is well known. These types of reforms tend to dramatically reconfigure and redefine the governance of education systems, and they usually do so beyond...

    The privatisation of education can be reversed. Evidence from recent education reforms in Bolivia
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 November 2016

    Quality Education – a public good at the heart of democracy

    By Susan Hopgood, Education International (EI) President and Fred van Leeuwen, EI's General Secretary When we look back on our education, we remember teachers who changed our lives, who opened new worlds to us, who challenged us to think and to debate and to discover. We recall the excitement of...

    Quality Education – a public good at the heart of democracy