Pupils Before Profit postcard

May 2019

Our Pupils Before Profit campaign with the National Education Union is calling for the UK to stop funding the privatisation of education around the world.

Each year, the UK’s Department for International Development is spending millions promoting the privatisation of education in developing countries.

In a world where 262 million children and young people are out of school, we need urgent action. But the private model is not the solution. Instead, it’s deepening inequality and supporting schools that are run in the interests of profit first, pupils second.

The UK government is supporting the roll-out of ‘low fee’ private schools and public-private partnerships in countries including Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria – schools which, despite their name, often
exclude marginalised students.

The UK is also exploring new financing schemes that will further entrench the private sector in public provision.

You can order copies of this postcard by emailing offleyroad@globaljustice.org.uk