Getting to the root of corruption in education

Adam Graycar

I tell my students that not all corruption is the same. Corruption in different sectors has different effects. In the mining sector corruption can lead to environmental damage and toxic spills; in the fisheries sector, corruption can threaten sustainability and ocean health, not to mention foster slavery; in health there are unnecessary illnesses, denial of treatment and compromises to public health. When we turn to education, the effects are severe.