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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.

USA | West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Fever Starting to Spread to Other States

The West Virginia teachers’ strike now entering its second week appears to be inspiring the nation. It looks now like the teachers’ militancy to strike has inspired many of their students as well as teachers in other states.

USA | West Virginia Teachers Point the Way Forward!

West Virginia teachers are showing what real union power can do, even in a right-to-work (for less) state.

As we go to press (March 1), teachers in all 55 counties of West Virginia are still on strike. They took strike votes on February 28 and vowed to continue the strike indefinitely until their demands are met. It is the first statewide teachers’ strike in five decades.

South Korea | South Korea: professors name children as co-authors in dissertations

Professors at 29 universities in South Korea named their children as co-authors in dissertations over the past decade as a deceitful means to help boost their academic profiles ahead of the university admissions, the ROK government said Friday.

The Ministry of Education said it reviewed dissertations published between February 2007 and last October and found 82 such instances nationwide. Most of the children were high school juniors or high school seniors.