Shin Fujiyama and James Tooley

 James Tooley, author of The Beautiful Tree


Dr. James Tooley spent many years in the slums and rural villages of India, China, and Africa asking one question: Can education be run as a profitable business and still be driven by a humanitarian vision?


Whereas development experts insist that the path out of poverty lies in investment in public schools, Dr. James Tooley draws on his fieldwork to argue that small entrepreneurs and ultra-low-cost private schools are educating the poor.


He is the author of the bestselling book, The Beautiful Tree: a personal journey into how the world’s poorest people are educating themselves. He is a professor of education policy and the co-founder of OMEGA Schools, a chain of 38 low cost private schools in Ghana.

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