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Around the world, some 263 million children remain out of school, and of those who do attend classes, 330 million are receiving substandard education.Since 2016, Liberia's Education Ministry has merged select public schools with various independent operators in an effort to increase educational quality in a tight budget environment.At the 25 schools operated by my employer, Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia, average student test scores doubled in just nine months.These plans help teachers prepare and deliver instruction to maximize learning outcomes.Not everyone will agree; partial partnerships with the private sector and NGOs in education generates considerable controversy, and there is little doubt that in Liberia, the Bridge model remains a work in progress.As test results in Liberia demonstrate, children are learning more than ever.From my perspective, the public-private partnership model has revolutionized education in Liberia, and I am confident that it can work in other parts of Africa, too.
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