While researching private schools in India for the World Bank, and worried he was doing little to help the poor, James Tooley wandered into the slums of Hyderabad’s Old City. Shocked to find it overflowing with tiny, parent-funded schools filled with energized students, he set out to discover if schools like these could help achieve universal education.
Do private schools exist across the world in the poorest of areas? In third world countries, how do you find private schools? Are there low-cost private schools? How much does teacher engagement matter in education?
The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves, written by James Tooley
Low-Cost Schools Are Transforming Africa, written by Tom Vander Ark
The Education Apocalypse: How It Happened and How to Survive It, Free Thoughts Podcast
Private Lives and Public Education, written by Jason Kuznicki
The State of State Education in America, Free Thoughts Podcast
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