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Private Schools for the Poor: Educating Millions in the Developing World

This report on Low-Cost Private Schools was authored by James Tulloch, Aline Kraemer, and Lisa Overbey for the nonprofit international development organization, Endeva. Below is an excerpt from the executive summary:

Low-cost private schools can help the poor bridge the basic education gap. Indeed, they already play a significant role in educating the children of millions of poor families throughout the developing world – charging the equivalent of just a few dollars a month in tuition fees. The bottom-up, demand-driven nature of low-cost private schools allows them to meet the specific needs of poor parents, many of whom choose to send their children to fee-paying private schools rather than have them attend free public schools. Low-cost private schools succeed where poor parents believe public schools frequently fail – meeting their demands for Affordable and Accessible education for their children, provided by teachers and administrators who are held Accountable for the quality of instruction and educational outcomes.

You can read the full report by clicking the link below.

Private Schools for the Poor: Educating Millions in the Developing World