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News about education in India, Jordan, Ghana

HaryanaIndia, Haryana: Over 300 teachers of aided schools courted arrest after they held up traffic at Housing Board Chowk on the Panchkula-Chandigarh road for over four hours on Saturday. The teachers have been demanding assimilation into government schools after the government made a promise in this regard. The protesters were released later.

Chief minister had announced that teachers from aided schools will be assimilated into government schools at a rally at Gohana in the run up to Lok Sabha elections but nothing has been done in this regard.

Around 2pm, protesters began a march towards Chandigarh but were not allowed to go beyond the Panchkula-Chandigarh border. Talks between Haryana government representatives and a delegation of five protesters held on Saturday also failed, following which the teachers were arrested. To date, nothing has been done. The teachers will continue to protest until their demands are met. There is a cabinet meeting on August 12 and if their demands are not met they will start hunger strike, as the president of teachers’ association said.

JordanJordan: Public school teachers will go on strike from August 17, the first day in the new academic year, to press a set of demands, including a job allowance and better pension and healthcare benefits, according to Jordan Teachers Association (JTA) president. JTA will not compromise on teachers’ rights and fair demands, accusing the government of “reluctance and procrastination” in addressing those demands. The teachers will press ahead with the strike if the government does not budge.
 GhanaGhana: The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana says it has nothing to say if government decides to freeze salaries of striking POTAG members. The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana began an indefinite nationwide strike in May this year to protest government’s unwillingness to pay their book and research allowance for the 2013/2014 academic year.What the teachers do go beyond teaching and conducting examinations. In total, each polytechnic teacher renders 21 services including supervising the dissertation of students, he claimed, and cautioned against classifying some more important than others.

Massive protests in Spain and England

Massive protests in Spain and England

The FISE welcomes the teachers, the university and school students in Spain and in Great Britain, who are protesting against the reactive reforms proposed by the governments of their countries about Education.
More specifically, in Spain, thousands of university and secondary school students were abstaining from their lessons and participated in massive manifestations in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao, to protest against the new reform in education, that increases the cost for the ordinary households and, through the severe criterions puts limits in scholarships, because of the immense reductions of the state budget. In the meanwhile, in Great Britain, thousands of teachers were on strike on Wednesday, chanting “no” to the exhausting working conditions imposed by the British Ministry of Education, as well as against the extremely low wages and the unresolved salary and pension problems of the sector. The rally affected the function of about 10.000 schools, while the ministry of Education claimed  that 12% of schools in Wales and in England were completely closed.

Chile: Protests for free education

Chile: Protests for free education

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Dozens of thousands of students and teachers in Santiago of Chile have protested to claim free education. It is significant that it is the sixth struggle since the beginning of the year.

The university students in Chile have participated in almost 100 demonstrations, since 2011, inviting Sebastian Piniera government to establish  Continue reading

Mexico: Mobilizations of teachers

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Thousands of Mexicans teachers demonstrated on Friday excluding the access to the international airport of the city of Mexico protesting for the reform promoted by the reactionary government in education, a reform that aims at broadening the manipulation of the teachers.

The teachers react to the so-called “Agreement for Mexico” agreed by the bourgeois parties.This agreement Continue reading