Can education be for profit and still be driven by a humanitarian vision? James Tooley demonstrates it can.
Nick Clegg recently announced ‘yes to greater diversity; yes to more choice for parents; but no to running schools for profit’. Clegg is missing a trick, suggests James Tooley. For 125 years SABIS has been running schools in some of the poorest and war-torn areas of the world, delivering astonishing results. For profit.
In Prof Tooley’s latest book, From Village School to Global Brand (published by Profile Books), he shows that education can be run as a profitable business and still be driven by a humanitarian vision. With 60 schools in 15 countries and over 60,000 students, SABIS is a global education company committed to improving lives. Its success rate is impressive, turning around some of the poorest schools in the US, and challe