ARCHIVE November, 2017

New UK parliament report finds Bridge’s model problematic and raises questions about UK funding

21 November 2017 In a milestone new inquiry report revealed today, members of the UK parliament have raised serious questions about UK Government funding of the American chain of schools Bridge International Academies due to concerns regarding the quality of education, relationship with governments, alleged lack of compliance with governments’ regulations, and high cost of […]

November 21, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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UN Committee Calls on Norway to Revise its Energy Policy, Noting Climate Impacts of Arctic Oil Extraction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2017 Geneva, SWITZERLAND – Today, the UN human rights committee mandated to review states’ respect for and protection of women’s rights (CEDAW Committee*), expressed concerns about the climate impacts of oil and gas extraction in the Arctic and the adverse consequences for women’s rights. The committee noted that, given the […]

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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The Network for Public Education Releases its Investigative Report

The Network for Public Education has released an investigative report on charter schools, Charters and Consequences: An investigative series.  The report concludes that “unregulated, taxpayer-funded business model of education is a fiscal and educational disaster. Whatever the benefits it offers to the few, the overall negative consequences must be addressed.” The report recognizes that “many families have […]

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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African Commission raises concerns about lack of regulation of Bridge International Academies

(Nairobi, 13th November 2017) In a report made available last week, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) demanded that the Government of Kenya effectively enforce regulations in regard to the controversial American chain of private schools, Bridge International Academies, as a measure to guarantee quality education in Kenya. The ACHPR expressed concern […]

November 13, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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“Liberia’s Experiment with Privatizing Education”- A Critique of both PSL and the first report of the RCT study

A recent publication by Steven J. Klees brings both the Partnerships Schools of Liberia (PSL) and a report of the first-year results of a Randomized Control Test (RCT) study under scrutiny. The paper critically analyses the findings of the report and concludes with some significant findings. The RCT study found that the PSL is neither cost-effective, sustainable, […]

November 6, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights addresses climate change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 2, 2017 GENEVA — Last month, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) released a List of Issues for the governments of Germany and Argentina, in which the countries must respond to CESCR’s concerns over their adoption of energy policies that are inadequate to prevent climate change and […]

November 3, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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