How is COVID-19 challenging the finance and operations of different kinds of educational institutions, in different settings?


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Tim Schütz's picture
May 8, 2020

This news article focuses on the 140 "foreign schools" that the German state runs in different countries. However, only 30% of the schools' funding comes from the German government, while the rest is raised through fees paid by parents. The article reports that due to school closures, funding has dwindled rapidly and according to self-evaluations, 64% of schools face bankruptcy unless the German state offers emergency support. The article reports that back in November, the German government decided to foster the schools as a means of cultural and educational foreign politics.  A web conference to discuss the issue is planned for next week.

Our project could keep tabs on how foreign schools as spaces of transnationalism become reshaped during COVID-19.

Kim Fortun's picture
May 6, 2020
Roddy Reid shared these links on May 5: 
- Bryan Alexander on the first wave of cuts to universities: 
- SF Art Institute to stay open:
- free access to special issue of Academe by the (American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in the context of attacks on higher education: “The Politics of Knowledge”, including Judith Butler’s dissenting view on the AAUP’s "Statement of Knowledge" and Chris Newfield on the need to democratize university decision-making
- Adjunct lecturers' low pay (report):
- The American Prospect on student debt and the Federal Reserve: petition on reinvesting in higher education nationally: