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What matters for education reform? Lessons from the Partnership Schools for Liberia experiment and beyond

Engaging the private sector to overcome the learning crisis is all the rage in global education. This is giving rise to heated debates, as evident from responses to a paper just published on Liberia’s high-profile ‘Partnership Schools for Liberia’ (PSL) … Continue reading

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Liberia’s children deserve the best education

By: Dr. Saaim W. Naame, Dean of Education at the University of Liberia. Over the last twenty years, the people of Africa’s first modern republic, Liberia, have been through two civil wars and a major virus epidemic. The wars caused … Continue reading

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Partnerships with non-state providers need to be approached with caution

By Alina Lipcan and Ian MacAuslan Low levels of learning globally make for one of the most sobering statistics in education. In 12 out of 13 countries in South-Eastern Africa, fewer than 40% of students had mastered basic numeracy and basic … Continue reading

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In Liberia, a town struggles to adjust to its new charter school

By Ashoka Mukpo, journalist When the community of Kollita Wolah built their schoolhouse in 1989, it was a proud moment. Located a few kilometers to the north of Gbarnga, a bustling hub city in central Liberia, residents of the town … Continue reading

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The Arguments and Evidence behind Public-Private Partnerships in Education

By Donald Baum, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Economics, Brigham Young University Over the last few months, Liberia has become the site of and source for significant debate over its decision to initiate a large scale public-private partnership (PPP) … Continue reading

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When is state funding of private schools a violation of human rights?

By Sylvain Aubry, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights The announcement at the beginning of the year by the Ministry of Education of Liberia of its intention to outsource the management of all its pre-primary and primary schools … Continue reading

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Do private schools need to be better regulated?

There are long-standing debates over whether offering the choice between private and public schools affects the equity and quality of education systems. With little regulation, private school expansion risks happening in an unplanned manner, with little government oversight and potentially … Continue reading

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