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Public education governance should rest with the public

By: Laurie French. In some areas of the country, there is an increasing erosion of the fundamental rights of Canadians with regard to local democratic voice in public education. Governance of the education of children and youth in Canada has been entrusted to locally elected trustees across the country for decades. Protecting local voices to […]

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English schools are broken. Only radical action will fix them

By Melissa Benn From failed free schools to poor funding and inequality, education needs drastic reform to create a fairer model Even for the sceptical, the suddenness and speed with which the academy schools project has fallen from public grace is remarkable. After years of uncritical acceptance of official claims that academies, and free schools, offer a […]

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The Slow and Fast Assault on Public Education

By: HENRY A. GIROUX Since Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, there have been few occasions to feel hopeful about politics. But now we are witnessing a proliferation of causes for hope, as brave students from Parkland, Florida, and equally courageous teachers throughout the United States lead movements of mass demonstrations, walkouts, and strikes. The United […]

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EEUU: Could protest curb school violence? Lessons from the opt-out movement

Por: theconversation.com/27-06-2018 In the wake of the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan voiced support for a school boycott. The boycott – which Duncan has said could take place in September – would involve keeping kids out of school until changes are made to the nation’s gun laws to make America’s […]

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The Difference Between Roads And Education: The Human Mind

By: forbes.com/Neal McCluskey / 06-06-2018 Should people be able to take government funding for their own private parks, roads or police? It’s a rhetorical question frequently used against policies such as vouchers that enable people to choose private schools rather than have their tax dollars go only to public institutions. The answer opponents are typically […]

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United States: Another Voice: Opt-out movement offers a vision for public education

United States/March 31, 2018/By: Chris Cerrone/Buffalonews Resumen: Otra voz: el movimiento de exclusión ofrece una visión para la educación pública. Six years ago, my family began a journey to take a stand for our children’s education. We were among handful of parents across New York State to publicly announce that our children would “opt-out” of (boycott) the […]

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United States: DeVos gets cold shoulder from White House after interviews

United States / March 18, 2018 / Author: MARIA DANILOVA / Source: WFTV Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a less than ringing endorsement from the White House on Monday after a pair of uncomfortable television interviews raised questions about her commitment to help underperforming schools and support for President Donald Trump’s proposal to curb school violence. Less than a […]

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