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    Demonstrators protest against the government’s recently approved labor reforms in Madrid © Alberto Di Lolli, AP/Reporters.be, 2012

    Free market teaching Beyond the debate over financial models of education, teachers’ unions draw attention to the social model this supposes. Defenders of the private sector call for the right to ‘freedom of choice’ for families, while its detractors point out the principle of equ...

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    Why does the World Bank hate teachers?


    In an insulting, biased, and ignorant blog, Shanta Devarajan, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, blames teachers for Africa's educational problems.  He points to teacher "absenteeism, neglect, and ignorance" as the culprits of low levels of student learning.  Moreover, Mr. Devarajan ar...

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