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International Outcry Against For-Profit Schools Funded by U.S. Philanthropists

16 May

What is the opposite of Robin Hood who took from the rich and gave to the poor?

The answer is Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Pierre Omidiyar, and multinational publishing company Pearson that have been revealed as parasites sucking what little money people living in extreme poverty have while offering a shoddy, questionable education in return.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Over 100 international organizations signed a statement critical of privatization of education in Kenya and Uganda. They specifically criticized the World Bank for endorsing a for-profit chain of schools called Bridge International Academies. According to the statement released today, “BIA is backed by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Pierre Omidiyar, and multinational publishing company Pearson, among others. It operates in Kenya and Uganda, with plans to invest in Nigeria, India and other countries. It now has close to 120,000 pupils enrolled in more than 400 schools.” The endorsers of the statement believe these countries need free public education with qualified teachers, not for-profit schools with untrained teachers.

The press release, with links, reads as follows:

Over 100 organisations around the world express deep concerns about the World Bank support for privatisation in education

Press release – 14 May 2015
(Nairobi, Kampala, Washington DC, Brussels)

Today, more than one hundred national and…

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