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Bad State Education Means More Fee-Paying Schools in Poor Countries

29th March 2012

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Despite a rapid rise in attendance since 2000, 72m school-age children across the world are still not in school, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa and a quarter in South and West Asia. The United Nations reckons it would cost $16 billion a year to get the remaining stragglers into class by 2015—one of its big development goals. Yet a free education is something that many parents will pay to avoid.

That’s because government-supplied education, like government-supplied health care, is more often than not crap. How many Congressmen or civil servants send their kids to D.C. public schools?

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