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How commercial scholarly publishers put the future of scientific knowledge at risk

On Tuesday 13 November, during Education International’s 11th International Further & Higher Education & Research Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, we will be releasing our latest report produced as part of the Global Response to the growing commercialisation and privatisation of education. Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier, aims to provide the foundations for a critical study into Elsevier’s business model and practices. The study also aims at contributing to developing policy objectives relating to open public access to research and educational materials, academic freedom, researcher autonomy, and the scholarly communication system. This research will form a key part of Education International’s Global Response campaign on the commercialisation and marketisation in and of education aimed specifically at the further and higher education and research sector.

EI on the World Development Report: “One must have a vision to have hope”

Education International urges the World Bank to radically change its approach, which is damaging to workers, democracy and the future of our societies. In an open letter to Jim Yong Kim, Director of the World Bank, general secretary of Education International (EI) David Edwards raises the global union’s concern about the policy views and values contained in the Draft 2019 World Development report (WDR).

A statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies

Over 170 unions and civil society organizations from around the world have released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial private schools in the Global South with the support of international donors and investors. This statement comes two years after a similar one that was addressed to the World Bank. It has been signed by a broad range of organizations from 50 different countries, including human rights, development, community-based, and faith-based organizations, as well as trade unions, demonstrating increasing, broad-based, and large-scale concerns regarding the operations of Bridge Academies.

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Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier

Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier, aims to provide the foundations for a critical study into Elsevier’s business model and practices. The study also aims at contributing to developing policy objectives relating to open public access to research and educational materials, academic freedom, researcher autonomy, and the scholarly communication system. This research will form a key part of Education International’s Global Response campaign on the commercialisation and marketisation in and of education aimed specifically at the further and higher education and research sector.

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Equality and public services – beyond consumer spending

In all advanced countries, and a growing number of developing countries, public services make a greater contribution to equality than the tax and benefit systems combined, because of the equal distribution of the value of the services. Public services also contribute to equality of household incomes. This paper sets out the evidence, both from high income OECD countries, and from developing countries.

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