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“Just” $6 a month?: The World Bank will not end poverty by promoting fee-charging, for-profit schools in Kenya and Uganda

116 organisations around the world express deep concerns about the World Bank support for privatisation in education

Publication Date:
Thu, 14/05/2015 - 12:18
Pages: 
11
File Size:
1.11 MB

In a speech delivered earlier this year, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim praised the Bridge International Academy model of privatisation in education, highlighting that "[a]fter about two years, students’ average scores for reading and math have risen high above their public school peers." This, he noted, had been achieved for “just” $6 dollars a month. Now over 100 organisations have signed on to a reactionary statement expressing concerns over Kim and the World Bank's show of support for privatisation and the data that has informed this position.

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