Private Schools can be Low Cost and Efffective by gary575 | Aug 3, 2015 | BEST LINKS EVER | 1 comment Interesting article that raises the question why private schools can work in the developing world, but always seem to end up as high cost endeavors here that are also often low quality. 1 Comment andflywrite on August 3, 2015 at 1:32 pm From that article …Bridge International Academies, which runs around 400 primary schools in Kenya and Uganda, and plans to open more in Nigeria and India, is the biggest, with backers including Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. Omega Schools has 38 institutions in Ghana. (Pearson, which owns 50% of The Economist, has stakes in both Bridge and Omega.) Low-cost chains with a dozen schools or fewer have recently been established in India, Nigeria, the Philippines and South Africa. While it has been evident that learning is a universal undertaking, or at least world wide, this is a bit new to envision a disruption of education in poor poverty areas such as Africa. The fact that Pearson, Gates, Zuckerberg are involved brings reason to believe it is going to happen there. And if it happens there, it brings more leverage on it happening here, one presumes. If pushback slows the necessary experimentation here, perhaps it can proceed abroad. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.