James Tooley

Low-cost Private Schools: Controversy and Implications Concerning EFA-debate

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Abstract

Malala Yousafzai went to a low-cost private school. This type of school is ubiquitous in the developing world. There is no controversy about the superior quality of these schools over the government alternative. Controversy focuses on equity implications. This paper argues low-cost private schools are affordable to families on the poverty line; they also enhance opportunities for girls. They are compatible with “Education for All”, provided that targeted assistance is provided for those currently unable to avail themselves of private education.

Keywords
Private education, development, entrepreneurship, low-cost