An organization called Bridge International Academies has plans to take over a large part of state education in Africa and replace it with for-profit schools. Free and universal education is a basic human right, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
But in this brave new world, everything is monetized.
To: AFT Media Affairs
Subject: Education International Report Shows Bridge Academies Abuses in Uganda
For Immediate Release
October 5, 2016
Education International Report Shows Rampant Bridge Academies
Abuses in Uganda
WASHINGTON— Education International, the global union federation representing 32 million educators in 170 countries, released a damning report today highlighting the abuses of for-profit school chain Bridge International Academies in Uganda.
The report, “Schooling the Poor Profitably: The Innovations and Deprivations of Bridge International Academies in Uganda,” documents in distressing detail BIA’s disregard for legal and educational standards established by the Ugandan…
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