Private funding worry

25th September 2009 at 01:00

Greater public funding for education is essential for economic growth, Education International said in response to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development state-of-the-nation report on the educational health of its members, Education at a Glance. EI, a global federation representing 30 million teachers and education staff in 172 countries, said the study revealed a "disturbing trend" away from public funding towards private investment in education, especially in the early childhood and university sectors.

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