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Opinion

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 April 2016

    The globalisation of education privatisation: International trends, multiple paths

    by Antoni Verger, Clara Fontdevila and Adrián Zancajo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Education privatisation has become an important topic in the global education agenda, and generates contentious debates between a broad range of education stakeholders. In the last decades, pro-privatisation reforms are advancing all over the world in countries both...

    The globalisation of education privatisation: International trends, multiple paths
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 April 2016

    The rise of the global education industry: Some concepts, facts and figures

    By Antoni Verger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona While the privatisation of education is not a new phenomenon, the increasingly prominent role of profit-oriented private organizations in education across the globe is more recent. Now, more than ever before, a broader range of educational services are produced, exchanged and consumed on...

    The rise of the global education industry: Some concepts, facts and figures
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 April 2016

    Liberia: teachers school minister on dangers of privatisation

    By Samuel Johnson, Secretary General of the National Teachers Association of Liberia His Excellency Honorable Education Minister George Werner in his “Partnership Schools forLiberia: Building a Better Future for our Children ” attempts to make the case that outsourcing the education system of Liberia to private actors will produce better...

    Liberia: teachers school minister on dangers of privatisation
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 April 2016

    The challenges of education reform and privatisation in Liberia

    By David Archer, Action Aid There are some major challenges in access, quality and equity in the Liberian education system – but is privatisation the right solution? Of the total population, 47% of Liberia have received no education and over 18% of primary aged children today are not enrolled in...

    The challenges of education reform and privatisation in Liberia