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New research commissioned by the Government of Liberia confirms Bridge International Academies are failing

          For a PDF version, see http://bit.ly/2x9ZwQh (Monrovia, Kampala, Nairobi, Dakar, Lagos, London, 7 September 2017) A new independent rigorous study published today, the first of its kind, confirmed that the American large-scale commercial chain of pre-primary and primary schools, Bridge International Academies, is not fulfilling its learning promises, while violating ethical […]

September 7, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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174 organisations de la société civile appellent à cesser le soutien à Bridge International Academies

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE 174 organisations de la société civile à travers le monde appellent les investisseurs de la chaine d’école américaine Bridge International Academies à cesser leur soutien (Nairobi, Kampala, Monrovia, Johannesburg, 1er Août 2017) 174 organisations de la société civile du monde entier publient aujourd’hui une déclaration appelant les investisseurs de Bridge International Academies […]

August 1, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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174 organisations call investors to cease support to Bridge International Academies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies (Nairobi, Kampala, Monrovia, Johannesburg, 1st August 2017) 174 civil society organisations from around the world have today released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial private schools in […]

July 31, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UN calls on Pakistan to regulate and assess privatisation of education

5 July 2017 In its Concluding Observations following the review of Pakistan that were released last week, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed detailed concerns and recommendations on the impacts of privatisation of education in the country. The Committee calls on the state to conduct human rights impact assessments of […]

July 5, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Une nouvelle résolution de l’ONU exhorte les États à agir contre la marchandisation de l’éducation

  (Genève, 22 juin 2017) Dans une nouvelle résolution importante adoptée aujourd’hui par l’ONU, les États ont confirmé l’urgence de réglementer l’éducation privée et de répondre aux impacts négatifs de la marchandisation de l’éducation. La résolution, adoptée par le Conseil des droits de l’Homme par consensus, exhorte « tous les États à établir à l’intention des […]

June 22, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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New UN resolution again urges States to take action on commercialisation of education

(Geneva, 22 June 2017) In a new important UN resolution adopted today, States have reaffirmed the urgency to address the negative impacts of the commercialisation of education, which could undermine human rights. The resolution, which was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council by consensus, urges all States “to put in place a regulatory framework […]

June 22, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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France commits to act against commercialisation of education in international cooperation

For immediate release Paris, 27 March  2017 The French Minister for development aid, Jean-Marie le Guen, declared last Thursday that ‘France will act against any attempt at commercialisation of education’ in international cooperation. He added that France considers that ‘education is a public service’ and ‘a common good that cannot be traded’. Mr Le Guen […]

March 27, 2017 in Right to education by

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La France s’engage à agir contre la marchandisation de l’éducation dans la coopération internationale

Pour publication immédiate Paris, 27 mars 2017 Le secrétaire d’Etat français chargé du Développement et de la Francophonie, Jean-Marie le Guen, a déclaré jeudi dernier que « la France agira contre toutes les tentatives de marchandisation de l’éducation » dans la coopération internationale. Il a ajouté que la France considérait que l’éducation est « un service public » et […]

March 27, 2017 in Right to education by

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Join the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at CIES 2017

GI-ESCR will be presenting at the two panels below during the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference on March 5-9 in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss the impact of private actors and low-fee schooling on the right to education. CIES is a major annual conference on global education issues. Monday 6th March, 5:00 – 6:30 pm ‘Understanding commercial low-fee […]

March 3, 2017 in Right to education by

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Kenyan court upholds the closure of Bridge International Academies over failure to respect standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A judgement delivered yesterday by a Kenyan Court upholds the action taken by Busia County Government to close down ten Bridge International Academies for violating education norms and standards. It marks a turning point and must signal a move towards fulfilling the right to education in Kenya and other countries, say five […]

February 17, 2017 in Right to education by

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