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Students before Profit

Campaigns

As education is seen as an increasingly lucrative global market by private corporations, the Global Response monitors and analyses the involvement of education corporations and edu-businesses and advocates against the expansion of profit making in education where it undermines the right of all students to free quality education.

In addition to its broad global perspective, the Global Response campaign works in target countries where education unions have identified a particular threat to public education. Research reports by country:

Kenya

Bridge vs Reality: a study of Bridge International Academies’ for-profit schooling in Kenya by Education International & Kenyan National union of Teachers, (2016) Download in English

Uganda

Schooling the poor profitably: the innovations and deprivations of Bridge International Academies in Uganda, by Riep C. & Machacek M., (2016) Download in English

Liberia

Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review, by Hook T. Download in English

Nigeria

Quality and Equalities: a comparative study of public and low-cost private schools in Lago s, by Unterhalter E., Robinson L., & Ibrahim J. Download in English

Dominican Republic

Tendencias de la privatización en la educación dominicana. Download here in Spanish

Relevant Articles

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 June 2021

    "Celebrating the value and virtue of public service."

    David Edwards

    United Nations Public Service Day was established by the General Assembly in 2002. It “celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants and encourages young people to pursue careers in the...

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  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 June 2021

    “The mutation of cultural species in the digital ecosystem.”

    Omar Rincón

    We are living through a cultural mutation that has driven the digital revolution, as very poetically documented by the writer Alessandro Barrico (2008, 2019), when he speaks of a “barbaric mutation”, which makes us live “amphibiously between two civilisations”. This mutation has meant that in the 20th century, there has...

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  3. Union renewal and development 3 June 2021

    Trade union renewal in Asia-Pacific to advance educators’ conditions and representation

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific office has launched new research “Union Renewal in the Education Sector: Prospects for the Asia-Pacific report”. This has provided an opportunity to reflect on the need for education unions to overcome challenges, embrace renewal, and seize opportunities offered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global Response Research

  1. Here you will find more information about our research findings.

  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 July 2018

    Global Response research, reports and papers

    The effects of commercialisation and privatisation have a serious impact on students, communities and public education systems. We use research as a guide to inform the campaign and create an accurate picture of trends, tendencies and outcomes.

    Read more Global Response research, reports and papers
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 May 2018

    Nigerian children targeted by for-profit education corporation

    Foreign edu-business corporations, such as Bridge International Academies (BIA), are targeting families in Lagos, Nigeria by setting up fee charging education facilities to expand their business model. For parents looking for a quality school for their children, is this a good option?

    Read more Nigerian children targeted by for-profit education corporation
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 May 2017

    EI research reinforces advocacy against growing privatisation of public education

    In the framework of its Global Response to the privatisation of education, Education International has published documents exploring privatisation and its impact on access to education, quality education, and teachers’ conditions of employment.

    Read more EI research reinforces advocacy against growing privatisation of public education