15 October 2015
Press release, London, 15th October 2015Organisations across the world and international campaigners have expressed concern that the British government could be violating the right to education with its support for the growth of private schools across Africa and south Asia. International and British organisations as well as teachers’ unions have joined campaigners from countries including Kenya,... Read more
12 October 2015
ActionAid UK, ActionAid International and the Right to Education Project are hosting an event to mark the launch of a report on how the British government could be violating the right to education with its support of for-profit private schools across Africa and south Asia. The report is titled: The UK’s support of the growth of private education through its development aid: questioning its... Read more
30 September 2015
The Right to Education Project, the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are organising a panel discussion: Setting the Rules of the Game: how can regulations of private actors ensure the right to education in the post-2015 setting?The event will take place on Monday 19th October at 18:00 in Clarke Hall at the Institute of... Read more
29 September 2015
Leaders have set an ambitious new global education goal: universal primary and lower secondary education for all by 2030. But many countries struggle to provide even primary education to marginalised children – mostly girls. Now leaders need to fund the goal or lose yet another generation to poverty. UNESCO Institute for Statistics has produced a set of interactive maps to highlight where the... Read more
7 September 2015
On Friday, 4th September, Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the State's voter-approved charter-school law is unconstitutional. This law allowed 40 charter schools across the State to operate, currently enrolling around 1,200 pupils in the system.The Court determined that the schools cannot receive public funding because the State superintendent has no control over the curriculum or day-to... Read more
17 August 2015
The Supreme Court of Washington has ordered the Washington State Legislature to pay a daily fine of $100 000 for non-compliance with a court order to adopt a plan to meet its constitutional obligation to “make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders” which confers upon the children of Washington the “right to be amply provided with an education”.In the... Read more
30 July 2015
For the first time, 172 learners from the Eastern Cape will be spared their usual two-hour walk to and from school. Following a decision by Judge Plasket of the Grahamstown High Court in a case brought by the Legal Resources Centre on behalf of four schools, the departments of education and transport in the Eastern Cape are providing the learners with scholar transport.Across South Africa,... Read more
UN Human Rights Council
2 July 2015
Press release(Geneva, 2 July 2015) Eight international civil society organisations today welcomed a landmark resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) urging States to regulate and monitor private education providers and recognising the potential “wide-ranging impact of the commercialization of education on the enjoyment of the right to education”.The HRC is the leading global... Read more
1 July 2015
The Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Open Society Foundation will be hosting a participative and interactive online workshop exploring the challenges of public and private partnerships in realising the right to education.The online workshop will take place at 14h00 BST on 29 July 2015. Public-private partnerships are an increasing phenomenon in the field of education. The growing influence of a... Read more
29 June 2015
On 25 June 2015, our partner organisation, the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) issued a statement on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Concluding Observations, which express serious concern regarding the rapid development of private education in Ghana.Read the press release below. For more information on privatisation of education, visit the RTE Project issue... Read more