General comment No. 24 on state obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the context of business activities

Businesses play an important role in the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights, inter alia, by contributing to the creation of employment opportunities and, through private investment, to development. However, the Committee has been regularly presented with situations in which, as a result of states' failure to ensure compliance with internationally recognised human rights under their jurisdiction, corporate activities negatively affected economic, social and cultural rights.

From Free to Fee - Are For-Profit, Fee-Charging, Private Schools the solution for the world’s poor?

RESULTS Educational Fund’s report “From Free to Fee”, investigates World Bank’s basic education investments through its private lending arm (the IFC). The report seeks to explore if IFC investments in education reach the poorest groups and help reduce extreme poverty. From Free to Fee provides evidence from IFC funded schools in Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa, and presents recommendations for the World Bank, the IFC, and other investors on how to more effectively end poverty through basic education.  

Accroître l’alphabétisation juridique sur le droit à une éducation de base en Afrique du Sud

Le 15 février 2017, un partenariat des organisations de la société civile qui ont été impliqués dans des luttes fondées sur les droits pour accéder à une éducation de base de qualité lancera un Manuel sur les droits relatifs à l’éducation de base.

Date: 
14 Février 2017

League of Women Voters of Wash. V State

The Washington Supreme Court ruled that an Act establishing and funding charter schools as common schools was unconstitutional. The Court held that charter schools are not ‘common schools’ under Article IX of Washington’s Constitution. Thus, the use of funds restricted by the Washington Constitution to support common schools under the Act was unconstitutional. Also, because the funding provisions were integral to, and not severable from, the Act, the Court held the Act to be unconstitutional in its entirety.

Gannon v State

In these three related decisions, the Kansas Supreme Court held that legislative changes to K-12 school funding, which reduced state-aid payments augmenting funds generated through property taxation in school districts with lower property values, violated the Kansas constitution. Article 6 of the Kansas constitution has previously been interpreted by the Kansas Supreme Court to require equity and adequacy in the provision of financing for education.

McCleary v State

The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the State failed to comply with its duty to make ample provision for the education of all children in Washington through dependable and regular tax sources. The evidence showed that the State’s funding levels fell short in the areas of basic operational costs, student transportation, and staff salaries.

L’Importance du financement : Une boîte à outils sur le financement intérieur de l’éducation

Cette boîte à outils a été produite par la Campagne mondiale pour l’éducation (CME) en collaboration avec ActionAid International (AAI) et l’Internationale de l’Éducation (IE), et avec le financement du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation (GPE). Elle vise à aider les organisations de la société civile et les défenseurs de l’éducation dans les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire à plaider et faire campagne sur les questions liées au financement de l’éducation, un domaine d’intérêt stratégique du mouvement de la CME.

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