Privatisation

The growing private sector involvement in education systems during the last decade, has contributed to changing the way education is governed, funded and provided. Policies involving education privatisation, including public-private partnerships, vouchers, charters and low-fee private schools are increasingly being promoted to expand educational access and improve learning outcomes through increased choice and competition. There is considerable evidence that education privatisation inhibits equity of access and participation, reduces education to a commodity versus a public good, and infringes on education as a human right.