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Man journeys to discover how private schools educate the poorest in the world...

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The book is entitled: "The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into how the World's Poorest People are Educating Themselves" by James Tooley.

Amazon.com: The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves…

It's interesting to find, in so many parts of the world, that 70% of urban youth attend a private school and 30% of rural youth attend private school. This is despite a completely free (in most cases) public education system. The answer, obviously, is not more governmental aid to fund more bureaucratic education.

Here's a video of a similar study:

 

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No one has anything to say about how "the private schools are ONLY for the rich!"?
 

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No one has anything to say about how "the private schools are ONLY for the rich!"?
Such a statement would not be true. One of the best schools in my town takes your income into account when charging tuition. Its a church school, but its pretty rigorous academically.
 

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Such a statement would not be true. One of the best schools in my town takes your income into account when charging tuition. Its a church school, but its pretty rigorous academically.
I was expecting a large thread.
 
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