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Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho

Credits: Gabriel Castro

What is becoming increasingly significant in the rest of the world has long since been reality in Latin America; education as a business. To get parents to send their children to fee-paying private schools and students to attend expensive private universities, the public education system has had to be maligned and denigrated.

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“Towards recognising Education Support Personnel within education unions’ work worldwide”, by Matthew McGowan

Credits: NTEU / Flickr

I had the privilege of attending Education International’s first conference on Education Support Personnel (ESP) on May 15 and 16 this year. As the first ever conference for staff who work in education in professional and support roles, it was not only an important event for those involved – it also has the potential to cha...

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Fighting racism with the light of learning, by Glen Hansman

Credits: Spencer Tweedy / Flickr

Canadian teachers, like our colleagues worldwide, are united in a desire to make the world a better place by confronting social injustices such as racism. In our troubled times, disturbing signs of a resurgent neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement have got teachers across North America talking about how best to confront these tox...

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