In this series we are going to discuss about yet another very important topic: Education. Education is one of the most pertinent issues in the public policy discourses around the world. We have a couple of readings that talk about alternative approaches to this issue.
First reading is an article entitled “Improving Nepalese Education through choice”, in which the author talks about the education voucher system and its implementation in Nepal. Education Voucher System developed by Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman intends to bring more quality and responsibility in public education system by bringing the virtuous qualities of markets i.e. competition and incentives to the public education without harming the access of the poor to education.
Second reading in the series is an article entitled “The Failures of State Schooling in Developing Countries and the People’s Response” by James Tooley and Pauline Dixon.Mr Tooley is a prominent figure in the study of educational systems and educational policies around the world. In this article, the authors have discussed about the various alternatives poors have adopted in response of failure of the State to provide quality education.
We hope you enjoy the reading.