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The State of the Right to Education Worldwide

Free or Fee: 2006 Global Report

Katarina Tomasevski

Copenhagen, August 2006

Katarina Tomasevski - Free or Fee: 2006 Global Report

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Preface, acknowledgments and anti-acknowledgments.........................................................x INTRODUCTION Why don’t we have a single global strategy for education? ...............................................xiv How and why the existing global targets nullify human rights? ........................................xix Why education should not have been entrusted to World Bank’s economists? .................xxi How would human rights law alter global targets? ..........................................................xxiv Why are human rights violators bad educators? ...............................................................xxvi Why should we care? ........................................................................................................xxix SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Educational toll of World Bank’s recipes..............................................................................1 Freeing education from debt bondage....................................................................................4 Constitutional guarantees versus fiscal policies ....................................................................6 Educational cost of military expenditure ...............................................................................9 Troubling global targetology ...............................................................................................12 Countries providing free primary education Mauritius ..............................................................................................................................15 Sao Tomé and Principe ........................................................................................................15 Seychelles ............................................................................................................................16 Countries without free education Angola..................................................................................................................................17 Benin ....................................................................................................................................19 Botswana..............................................................................................................................20 Burkina Faso ........................................................................................................................21 Burundi ................................................................................................................................21 Cameroon.............................................................................................................................23 Cape Verde...........................................................................................................................24 Central African Republic .....................................................................................................24 Chad .....................................................................................................................................25 Congo/Brazzaville................................................................................................................26 Congo/Kinshasa ...................................................................................................................28 Côte D’Ivoire .......................................................................................................................29 Equatorial Guinea ................................................................................................................30...
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