chapter  15
Questioning the Global Scaling Up of Low-Fee Private Schooling: The Nexus between Business, Philanthropy, and PPPs
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In view of generally accepted claims of poor state sector quality in many countries of the Global South, the low-fee private sector has often been posited as “the poor’s best chance” (Tooley 2000) against broader concerns of the state’s fundamental duty to provide basic education to all (Watkins 2004). The initial emergence of the low-fee private sector and its subsequent evolution into an attractive sector for business backed by domestic and international corporate investment holds an important and divisive place as we enter the post-2015 era in global education.