Why Teachers Need Tax

The Sustainable Development Goal on education establishes ambitious targets and to finance the achievement of these, we need a radical shift, a rebuilding of confidence in the capacity of the governments to fully finance public education that is of good quality – and that can only come from a substantial scaling up of investment. Fundamentally education is a long term investment that requires predictable financing. It is not a short term, one-off, quick win. The major returns to investment in education accrue over...

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Don’t buy it! Schools are not for sale!


Education International recently released a report “Schooling the Poor Profitably” which tells the story of the predatory practices of private for-profit international chains of education providers like Bridge International Academy (BIA). Bridge International Academie...

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Does teaching make you happy?


Teaching is often seen as a job to which many people aspire and several international surveys confirm that teachers do enjoy their role [1]. Such a statement could answer our question and this article could come to an end right now. Which would be a good example of not seeing the...

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The Role of Schools in Social Inequality


The last few years have witnessed a great deal of social turmoil, with rising protest movements on the right and the left, and a pervasive sense that something has gone seriously wrong with global economic and political institutions. I think part of what motivates today’s d...

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