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Brazil | Resisting Bolsonaro in Brazil: one million people strike to defend education

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More than one million people took to the streets of Brazil on 15 May 2019 in nationwide strikes opposing the government’s massive attacks on education. Brazil’s far right President Jair Bolsonaro has been in office for less than five months and is already facing large resistance to his ultra neo-liberal agenda – and it is teachers and students that are leading the way.

USA | Tens of thousands teachers walk off job in Los Angeles

By Daniella Silva

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after negotiations in the nation’s second-largest school district collapsed.

Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude children on the move.

Striking Teachers in “Red” States Point the Way Forward

After the huge victory of the teachers in West Virginia, teachers in other “right-to-work” (for less) states — Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona — walked off the job to demand not only higher wages and improved conditions for teachers, but more funding for public education and an end to the privatization/charter school dismantling of public schools implemented by both Democrats and Republicans. In many states, they also raised demands to improve wages and working conditions for all public employees.

India | Profiting from the Poor: The Emergence of Multinational Edu-Businesses in Hyderabad

Editorial note:

What is the place of schools in a deeply segregated society?

A recent report indicates a growing trend of private schools in places where either the state denies education or places where education is inaccessible because one is born into adverse circumstances – in a poor dalit family, in an unstable violent area, as a Muslim, or in hypermobile migrant families. In these situations the challenges are both access to education as well as the sheer contempt for the children who are trying to obtain as good an education as they can given their unstable  and precarious lives.