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The Bottom Line - The business of education

Updated Thursday, 28th March 2013

Education as a business is the subject of discussion this week with Evan Davis and guests.

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Education pound Business School on a white background Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: 3desc | Dreamstime.com Evan Davis chairs a round table discussion about the business of education - in the UK and across the world.

What are the ethics of making money in this sector? How much profit can be made by universities expanding into China? And how can private education thrive in developing countries when it serves the poor?

In the studio this week are:

  • Carl Lygo, Chief executive of BPP.
  • Professor Sir Howard Newby, Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.
  • Professor James Tooley, chairman of Omega Schools.

This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 28th March 2013 at 8.30pm. Versions will also be broadcast on BBC World Service, BBC World and BBC News Channel. To find out more, or to listen online where available, please visit bbc.co.uk.

 

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