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Opinion

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 7 November 2016

    Acts of Im(p)unity: A Tale About Education, Commercialisation and Current Trade Deals

    By Susan L. Robertson, University of Cambridge Imagine you were located in a community, and used the human and natural resources of that community to run your business. Somehow you had managed to convince the local political elites that you be accorded special status; one which meant you and your...

    Acts of Im(p)unity: A Tale About Education, Commercialisation and Current Trade Deals
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2 November 2016

    Despite promises, Pearson's prospects for growth remain slim at best

    By Dr Anna Hogan, University of Queensland, Australia A dramatic stock decline and profit far below expected levels are a blow to the education corporate giant's development plan, and a symptom that it has become a toxic brand in the eyes of many.

    Despite promises, Pearson's prospects for growth remain slim at best
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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