Stealing the future: corruption in the classroom: ten real world experiences
Corruption in education seriously undermines political, economic and social development and has a devastating effect on the lives of students and parents. This booklet documents studies carried out by Transparency International chapters in Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Georgia, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Sierra Leone and Zambia in 2004 and 2005. Through public opinion polls, household surveys and the tracking of expenditures at the local level, the studies present a panorama of views and experiences. They provide assessments of extent and forms of corruption in schools, universities and in education administration, as well as hands-on tools demonstrating how to prevent corruption in education. The studies illustrate the need for civil society to work hand-in-hand with parents, students and teachers to hold governments, schools and universities accountable for good education.