INGOs like this one with clear principles based on equity, access and quality, blended with hard-nosed pragmatism, could play a transformative role in fragile and struggling education systems. An approach to the private sector driven by outcomes not ideology, rooted in the principle that the government is the duty bearer of education, could help refocus national and global debates on how we collectively ensure that every child has access to a quality education.
For a brief period of time, I taught in Ireland in the public system. Since those days, I have developed an admiration for teachers, the difficulty of their task, their significant contribution to the personal development of their students and their impressive commitment. Education is a very meaningful, complex and challenging profession.
The Fall brings about cooler weather, change of leaves, and for many families, the opportunity to tour other schools for their children, either for their first experience or for the many who are thinking about changing schools. Here are some ways to make sure your family WILL NOT get into their coveted school!
Summer is drawing to a close, which means children across the country will be lacing up new sneakers and sitting down in new desks for the start of another school year. Parents have enough to worry about when sending their young ones out into the world without them, but how much does the average parent know about protecting their child's identity?