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James Tooley

Author, “The Beautiful Tree”

James Tooley has been a professor for many years at leading universities in England, Canada and South Africa.

Fresh out of college in the 1980s, he went to Zimbabwe to become a public school teacher.

Mr. Tooley is an award-winning scholar featured in PBS and BBC documentaries and has been covered in Newsweek, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

He currently lives in Hyderabad, India, where he works with entrepreneurs and teachers who inspired his book, “The Beautiful Tree”.

Articles by James Tooley

Private Education and Development: A Missed Connection? (Part III)

How does the Indian bureaucracy view private schools in the slums?

May 14, 2009

Schools in the Slums of Hyderabad (Part II)

How are Indian slum-dwellers creating innovative ways to educate their children?

May 13, 2009

The Beautiful Tree

Is primary education easily available to the lower classes of the population in India?

May 12, 2009