Really good schools : global lessons for high-caliber, low-cost education /

"Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system-and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and...

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Main Author: Tooley, James (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California : Independent Institute, [2021]
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Summary:"Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system-and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places-including India and such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. There, in places where education "experts" fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. Why? Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing-often enrolling far more students than "free" government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (xx, 402 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781598133400
1598133403