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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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India: Teacher in sexual harassment row a repeat offender

Asia/India/12.06.18/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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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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Inclusion vs. Mainstreaming: what you need to know before putting your child in a classroom program

BY MATTHEW LYNCH If your child has a learning disability, there are ways you can be involved and ensure your child continues to receive a proper education based on their needs. Through classroom programs, a teacher may need to differentiate the assignments or the delivery of instruction, to facilitate positive learning experiences for all students. […]

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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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Pakistan: Political parties commit to increase education spending to 4pc of GDP

Pakistan/May 15, 2018/BY HAMID KHAN WAZIR/ Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk The leadership of almost all major political parties have signed reform agenda called “Charter for Education”, committing to increase the provincial and federal education spending to 4 per cent of the GDP, supported by substantial governance reforms to ensure that the allocated funds are spent effectively and transparently. The […]

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