Wednesday, May 12, 2004

More on Private Schools

The National Center for Policy Analysis has an article that says private education helps the poor in the third world:

"Schools in India offer free and subsidized places to children coming from poor families that amount to more than 7 percent of their total expenditures and comprise 15 percent of total school enrollment."

"In China, private schools charge low income families 50 percent less than fees required for public schooling."

Another interesting part of the article says, "80 percent of youths in India's urban areas attend private schools". Who says private education is for the wealthy?