Archiv: education system


26.11.2019 - 14:29 [ Common Dreams ]

Not ‚Free Stuff,‘ But Public Goods: Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Neoliberal Talking Points on Publicly-Funded Education and Housing

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won applause and cheers from her constituents on Sunday at a town hall in the Bronx where she expressed deep frustration with the routine dismissal of investment in public goods as „free stuff.“

25.11.2019 - 02:10 [ Markandey Katju / Firstpost ]

Protesting JNU students deserve your support not condemnation, writes ex-SC judge Markandey Katju

At the same time, the Delhi Police’s lathi-charge on agitating students must be condemned, and action must be demanded against those who ordered it. There was certainly nothing wrong in students going to Parliament to vent their just grievances.

I express my full support to the students​ of JNU.

25.11.2019 - 02:00 [ Al Jazeera / Youtube ]

Hundreds march in India to demand ‚affordable education for all‘

Students at a leading university in New Delhi have been protesting against a planned increase in their housing fees. They say most students are poor and cannot afford higher prices. They also allege that the Indian government wants to privatise higher education and make it difficult for many to attend university.

12.08.2019 - 08:53 [ teleSUR ]

Noam Chomsky Slams Macri For Subordinating Public Education to Neoliberal Market

For Noam Chomsky “nothing can be more threatening” for Mauricio Macri’s “purposes than to free people, emancipate them, help them think…”

He also pointed out that Macri is against public education because free thinkers threaten his purpose as their questions could not be answered by marketing managers.

28.07.2019 - 17:12 [ Global Research ]

Left-wing British University Took Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds from British Military for ‘Cultural Advice’

Students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have slammed the payments as “outrageous.”

At least £400,000 has passed between the military and the university since the end of 2016, according to freedom of information requests filed by student group Decolonising Our Minds.

02.07.2019 - 04:11 [ teleSUR ]

Chilean Teachers Continue National Strike

According to data from the Ministry of Education, the strike, which began on June 3, has since kept some 600,000 students without classes.

Thousands of members of the Chilean Teachers‘ Association today rejected a proposal from the Government in response to their demands and decided to continue with the national strike that is now entering its fifth week.

10.06.2019 - 13:37 [ Nikhil Goyal / The Nation ]

Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools

The Sanders education agenda is an embodiment of the demands of the thousands of teachers who have gone on strike and youth, particularly of color, in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Newark, and Providence who in recent years have walked out and railed against privatization, high-stakes standardized testing, budget cuts, and school closures. As Sanders has repeatedly said, if we can give tax breaks to billionaires and corporations, there is no excuse for not guaranteeing a dignified public education for all. This sets Sanders apart in a crowded primary field.