Access to education
The impact of COVID-19 on education

The coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut abruptly, exposing the huge inequality between impoverished and privileged pupils as learning moved online and schoolgirls faced exploitation.

Paraguayan students and peasants demand greater budget for public education

The National Federation of Secondary Students denounced that Paraguay is one of the Latin American countries that invests the least in the education sector

The lessons of South Africa’s 1956 Women’s March resonate to this day

On August 9, 1956, nearly 20,000 women marched in South Africa against apartheid-era Pass Laws. The struggles they waged and the demands they raised are especially relevant today

Teachers’ unions mount countrywide campaign to roll back school opening in South Africa

The Educators Union of South Africa (EUSA) alleges that money meant for PPEs for students and teachers is being looted through corrupt tenders given at exaggerated prices by the department of basic education and that they are being sent back to schools in an unsafe manner

DU online exams India Delhi University students and faculty oppose implementation of online exam system

The University Grants Commission, which regulates higher education in India, and the government have declared that online end-term exams in Delhi University should be conducted by September. Students and faculty have opposed this

Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic

Vijay Prashad writes about the deep impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on children who are suffering disproportionately amid the pandemic with limited access to education and higher levels of violence

Brazil: Minister of Education announces his departure from Bolsonaro government

The situation of the Minister of Education was unsustainable after he participated in a series of anti democracy rallies

1976 Soweto Uprising: Youth rebellion and the burning desire for freedom

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, a watershed moment in the anti-apartheid struggle and an event that drew much of the world’s attention to the atrocities committed by the apartheid regime in South Africa

Continued resistance to school reopening in South Africa

A union of educators in South Africa is taking the education minister to court over the hasty reopening of schools while parents hold protests

France UEC students-Interview “We demand an income for each student in France, financed by social security”

Interview with Anais Fley, National Secretary of the Union of Communist Students (UEC)

In Colombia, the pandemic is widening inequality in access to education

Popular educator, professor and militant Harold García discusses how the pandemic has put stress on the public education system of Colombia and made access to education even less equal

Students across Europe fight COVID-19 and the neoliberal state

Progressive student and youth organizations across Europe have initiated several campaigns to raise the concerns of students during lockdown.

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