Around 100 professors from public and private universities across the U.S. endorsed Wednesday Sander’s proposal to cancel the nation’s student debt that has ratcheted up to US$1.6 trillion.
A 48-hour strike that is set to end later today (Friday) has lead to violent protests and widespread disruption in Honduras. People are striking against government plans to privatise education and healthcare.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations to date against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers “useful idiots and imbeciles.”
Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police spokesman Basir Mujahid said. She had been on her way to work as an adviser to the parliament’s cultural affairs commission.
The Honduran police attacked on Monday thousands of protestors in the streets of the capital against privatization of health and education services as they were being voted in Congress.
Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro said his minister of education is considering defunding philosophy and sociology programs from universities.
The president-elect seeks to ban from the classroom political opinions, debates, and any issues that could be construed as leftist.
„When some children do not receive the same education as those who live in better conditions, we can not speak of a country in peace, we can not speak of a country that has equality, because education is that which gives us equality, it is that opportunity and that inalienable right that makes us all equal, that gives us all the same opportunity,“ Shakira said.