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[TAIWAN] Ministry approves new “brainwashing” curriculum
Ministry Groups yesterday protested the Ministry of Education’s bid to “slightly adjust” the national high-school curriculum, calling the move part of a “brainwashing” policy that would see the new curriculum reflect a more China-oriented perspective.
Despite the groups’ opposition, the ministry later formally approved a new curriculum on Chinese literature and social sciences.
“Taiwanese have fought long and hard to reach a stage where there is much less political influence on our education, so it is therefore unacceptable that the government under the leadership of President Ma Ying-jeou [馬英九] is making an U-turn on this progress,” Jim Lee (李筱峰), a professor at National Taipei University of Education’s Graduate School of Taiwanese Culture, told a rally in front of the ministry in Taipei.
via Taipei Times

[TAIWAN] Ministry approves new “brainwashing” curriculum

Ministry Groups yesterday protested the Ministry of Education’s bid to “slightly adjust” the national high-school curriculum, calling the move part of a “brainwashing” policy that would see the new curriculum reflect a more China-oriented perspective.

Despite the groups’ opposition, the ministry later formally approved a new curriculum on Chinese literature and social sciences.

“Taiwanese have fought long and hard to reach a stage where there is much less political influence on our education, so it is therefore unacceptable that the government under the leadership of President Ma Ying-jeou [馬英九] is making an U-turn on this progress,” Jim Lee (李筱峰), a professor at National Taipei University of Education’s Graduate School of Taiwanese Culture, told a rally in front of the ministry in Taipei.

via Taipei Times

The Greek secondary teachers union OLME is on strike again today against cuts, which have seen 2500 teachers suspended from their jobs. Some have been reassigned to new duties, often inappropriate for their training and experience, many will lose their jobs altogether. (via Greek Teachers strike Today | Teacher Solidarity)

Nigeria: mass protest to save public education

The central slogan of the protest in Lagos was “Education is a right.” The main demand was for the Federal and State Governments to implement agreements signed with NUT and other education organisations.
The Government’s failure to implement these agreements and to facilitate adequate funding of education at all levels has led to the closure of many schools, universities, and other education institutions.
(via Education International - Nigeria: mass protest to save public education)

Nigeria: mass protest to save public education

The central slogan of the protest in Lagos was “Education is a right.” The main demand was for the Federal and State Governments to implement agreements signed with NUT and other education organisations.

The Government’s failure to implement these agreements and to facilitate adequate funding of education at all levels has led to the closure of many schools, universities, and other education institutions.

(via Education International - Nigeria: mass protest to save public education)

Teachers in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan have threatened to commit suicide if their salaries are not paid.

The group of 50 teachers have not been paid for ten months and are unable to survive – even though they have been carrying out their duties at their respective primary schools every day. They have threatened to set up a camp where they will go on hunger strike and self immolate if they are not paid.

The teachers have decided to travel to the protest – which will centre in Manzini – by public transport because when they demonstrated last month their hired buses were attacked by security forces. Many leading trade unionists were arrested and the headquarters of SNAT were raided by police.
 (via Teachers lead Democracy Struggle in Swaziland | Teacher Solidarity)

The teachers have decided to travel to the protest – which will centre in Manzini – by public transport because when they demonstrated last month their hired buses were attacked by security forces. Many leading trade unionists were arrested and the headquarters of SNAT were raided by police.

 (via Teachers lead Democracy Struggle in Swaziland | Teacher Solidarity)