Global Response Campaign against Privatization and Commercialisation of Education

The increasing privatisation and commercialisation of education globally has made quality education a commodity for sale leading to profiteering by the corporate on the one hand. On the other hand, quality education is increasingly becoming a dream for those who cannot afford to pay the cost.

Concerned with the detrimental effects of privatisation and commercialisation policies in undermining the right to free quality public education and to challenge the increasing privatisation of education and to make the right to quality public education a reality, Education International launched Global response campaign against privatisation and commercialisation of education with its member organisations across the globe.

Education International through Global Response campaign has been emphasizing that undermining public education and promoting edu-business is detrimental to the interest of society. As part of the campaign in India, EI has commissioned a research on the Privatisation and commercialisation of education in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states including its impact on Right to Education. The research will be launched in Hyderabad on 17th July and Delhi on 21st July 2016 in the presence of Ministers, Political representatives, teachers, union leaders, parents, media, policy makers and Education International representatives.

Briefing Note GR India – Click to download