The Beautiful tree

The School Choice Campaign and Penguin Books launched Professor James Tooley’s new book “The Beautiful Tree-A Personal Journey into How the world’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves” in November 2009.

The book highlights a wave of change sweeping the nation and the role of numerous small but inspiring private schools run by good samaritans from the communities themselves. The book tells us numerous stories of how the hope and aspirations of the poor and the enterprise of the new school owners come together to offer an alternative to the government education system.

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