South African inquiry finds free university education is not viable — World Education Blog

The long-awaited report by the South African Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, released by President Jacob Zuma on Monday, has concluded that it is not feasible for South Africa to abolish fees for higher education. This inquiry was prompted by a student-led protest, entitled #FeesMustFall, which began in 2015 and demonstrates the […]

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OECD Countries

An idea that has gained popularity in some circles in recent years is that giving a choice to parents over where their children are educated and introducing competition in an education ‘market’ will raise standards across the system through healthy competition and the closure of ineffective schools. Given information, parents could voice concerns, undertake improvements […]

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2017/8 GEM Report

The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report, Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments, fulfils its mandate to follow countries’ progress towards achieving the global education goal but also focuses on the theme of accountability in education. Why did we choose to write about accountability this year? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding […]

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