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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 July 2016

    Safeguarding Education against its Commercialisation

    by Kishore Singh, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Education is a fundamental human right for every child and its provision is a core public function of the State. However, education as a public function of the State is being eroded by market-driven approaches and the rapid...

    Safeguarding Education against its Commercialisation
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 June 2016

    Bridge International Academies adds fear and intimidation to its business strategy

    By Angelo Gavrielatos, Project Director Global Response, Education International The flailing reputation of the Pearson-backed ‘edu-business’ has fallen to a new low after it was caught spreading false accusations to have a Canadian academic researcher jailed while studying its Ugandan operations.

    Bridge International Academies adds fear and intimidation to its business strategy
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 June 2016

    UN says UK aid to commercial private schools could violate children's rights

    PRESS RELEASE (London, 10 June 2016) In an unprecedented statement  made public on 9 June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC ) expressed concerns about the UK “funding of low-fee, private and informal schools run by for-profit business enterprises” through its development aid as...

    UN says UK aid to commercial private schools could violate children's rights
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 June 2016

    Learning to live together

    Education unions and the defence of democratic societies Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1938

    Learning to live together
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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?