The ‘privatisation’ of education (2017 - present)
CRIN has worked collectively with teachers, academics and other educational professionals from around the world in addressing a broad range of children's rights issues. This has included giving guest webinars sessions to university classes in the US, sharing guides, reports, and other CRIN materials where relevant.
We have supported efforts of teachers challenging the “low cost private education” company Bridge International Academies, which runs over 500 commercial private schools in the Global South with the support of international donors and investors. This includes joining the Global Initiative on Economic, Social and Cultural rights in their campaign against privatisation of education, sharing and adding our names to statements and open letters calling for governments around the world to stop funding so-called “low cost” private education and the profit-driven companies that run them in countries such as Liberia, Kenya and Uganda.
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