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'A Luta Continua' (The Struggle Continues): Rejoinder to Watkins

Lookup NU author(s): Professor James Tooley


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It is unclear why Watkins ignored a fundamental point of my article: education for the poor can be financed by the state or through private means, by those who are not poor so affordability of education need not be an issue. The fact that the poor are willing to pay fees when alternative state education is free is an indictment of state education in developing countries. The poor simply cannot wait in the hope that the state might provide better education. Their needs are urgent and can be met by private schools. © Institute of Economic Affairs 2004.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Tooley J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Economic Affairs

Year: 2004

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

Pages: 12-16

Print publication date: 01/12/2004

ISSN (print): 0265-0665

ISSN (electronic): 1468-0270

Publisher: Institute of Economic Affairs


DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0270.2004.00508.x


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