Uganda Shutting Down Schools
Uganda’s High Court has ordered to shut down a for-profit international chain of schools, Bridge International Academies. These schools, funded by people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, educate 12,000 students across Uganda. They charge around $6 a month and provide technology and teachers to provide a “holistic” education for for kids in poverty. They haven’t evaluated their Ugandan schools, but claim that in Kenya the BIA students outperformed peers in public schools. Ugandan authorities, however, claim that the schools are unsanitary and unqualified, “ignoring Uganda’s national standards and putting the life and safety” of its students at risk.
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