'Aluta Continua' (the Struggle Continues): Rejoinder to Watkins

5 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2005

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James Tooley

University of Newcastle - E.G. West Centre

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Tooley, James, 'Aluta Continua' (the Struggle Continues): Rejoinder to Watkins. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=633409

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