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‘I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.’ This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America

United States / September 16, 2018 / Author: Katie Reilly / Source: Time Hope Brown can make $60 donating plasma from her blood cells twice in one week, and a little more if she sells some of her clothes at a consignment store. It’s usually just enough to cover an electric bill or a car payment. This financial juggling […]

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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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‘High degree of motivation’: Augmented, virtual reality transforming classrooms

Por Pallavi Singhal When their school got 3D printers a few years ago, Brenden Davidson’s year 10 technology class was finally able to rotate and fully explore their designs. Then in 2016, the technology leader of learning at St Mary’s Cathedral College started bringing augmented and virtual reality into the classroom. “It’s an easier way […]

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India: Teacher in sexual harassment row a repeat offender

Asia/India/20.06.18/Por Payal Dhawan/Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com LUDHIANA : A day after Raikotpolice booked a government school teacher for allegedly sexually harassing a Class VIII school, the education department suspended him on Monday. In the suspension notice, director of public instructions (secondary) Paramjit Singh said the teacher was accused of sexual harassment by another girl student in 2016. The official said the teacher had […]

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10 (More) Reasons Why the U.S. Education System Is Failing

By Matthew Lynch We must grapple with digital equity, year-round schooling, gender parity in STEM, and more. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post for my Education Futures opinion blog on edweek.org, entitled “10 Reasons the U.S. Education System Is Failing.” I listed 10 problems and issues that prevent the U.S. education system from living up […]

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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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New Zealand: Decile funding system changes in education will not be successful if made in isolation

New Zealand/May 29, 2018/Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz Education is one of our most critical sectors, and it is hardly surprising, therefore, that education policies and practices are often among the most controversial. Government ministers want to make their mark on the portfolio, research and other international developments offer continually evolving ways of looking at the way in which […]

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