Liberia bet big on charter schools. One year in, what's it learning? - - News Summed Up

Liberia bet big on charter schools. One year in, what's it learning? -


Ryan Lenora Brown| Staff writer|@ryanlenorabrown|Few educator experts disagree that the West African country’s education system needs an overhaul. But many are skeptical about the pilot program, which brings debates about private-public partnerships to a new corner of the globe. In many ways, however, these challenges are small in the face of what ails Liberia’s public school system more generally. This corner of West Africa is, undeniably, one of the worst places in the world to get an education. Nearly two-thirds of children never go to school at all, and even for those who make it to the end of high school, half fail the West African graduation exam.


Source: GNN Liberia November 14, 2017 07:07 UTC


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