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Striking Teachers Beat Back Neoliberalism’s War on Public Schools

Dr. Henry Giroux Thousands of teachers and students are walking out of schools, marching in the streets, and raising their hands and signs in protest against the war on education. Most recently, South Carolina has joined the wave of teachers’ protests and strikes taking place across the nation. In the age of illiberal democracy and […]

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USA: Corey Robin: Striking Teachers Are “Real Resistance” to “Incoherent” Republicans and “Gutted” Dems (Audio)

USA / April 22, 2018 / Democracy Now     In the continuing teachers’ rebellion sweeping the U.S., dozens of Oklahoma teachers have completed a 7-day, 110-mile march from Tulsa to the state capital Oklahoma City. Public schools across Tulsa and Oklahoma City remain closed as thousands of teachers continue their strike for education funding […]

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Controversial education secretary meets with Dallas champions for public schools

United States / April 07, 2018 /Author: Mónica Hernández/Wfaa Resumen: Desde las armas hasta la elección de raza y escuela, la asediada secretaria de Educación, Betsy DeVos, ha sido noticia por su controvertida postura sobre la educación. From guns to race to school choice, embattled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made headlines for her controversial stance […]

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United States: DeVos’s ineptitude demonstrates how little America cares for its public schools

United States / March 24, 2018/Dailycampus Resumen: Una reciente entrevista de 60 minutos con la Secretaria de Educación, Betsy DeVos, reveló cuán inadecuado es el Secretario para el puesto. DeVos, entrevistado por Lesley Stahl, no respondió varias preguntas, incluso sobre escuelas en su estado natal de Michigan. Por ejemplo, cuando se le preguntó si las escuelas […]

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EEUU: Portland Commissioner Eudaly blasts Portland Public Schools for ousting special education program

EEUU/March 06, 2018/By Bethany Barnes bbarnes@oregonian.com/Source: http://www.oregonlive.com Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly weighed in over the weekend on a Portland Public Schools plan that’s been generating opposition for months: oust a program for special education students from its building in favor of a larger program for gifted students. Since the announcement of the change in November, parents and staff from […]

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Analysis: How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa

Africa/February 24, 2018/Author: Maty Konte/Independent There’s no disputing that many African countries’ education systems are in trouble. Despite significant investment and some improvements linked to the push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, children in large parts of Africa are simply not being well taught or learning what is needed as they progress through the […]

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Pakistan: Is Punjab Education Foundation a better solution?

Pakistan/November 14, 2017/Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk Failure of public education system How much development and progress has been made can be seen from recent statistics about Literacy Rate in Pakistan. As it dropped by 2pc in the year 2015-16 to 58pc and that under the criteria, “a person is literate who can read and write a paragraph (3 […]

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