We take a look at the struggles for free and quality education in Pakistan, the US, India, Colombia, France, Brazil, Chile and more in the past year
In 1984, Pakistan’s military dictator Zia-Ul-Haq banned student unions in an attempt to suppress students resistance against the dictatorship. Today Pakistani students seek to overturn this ban
Peoples Dispatch talk to president of New Delhi based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union, Aishe Ghosh about the struggle against fees hike.
Despite massive police violence on Monday, more than 3,000 students and teachers of the New Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University marched to the Indian parliament against the hostel fee hike and demanded free education for all.
Hostel fees has been increased by more than 999% from 2700/- (38.20USD) to a whopping 30,100/- (425.88USD) annually (excluding monthly mess bill and newly introduced electricity and water charges).
Since the election of far-right wing President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil has witnessed series of anti-people and anti-working class measures pushing the country towards privatization.
Nearly 3,000 teachers and support staff from California’s Sacramento City Unified School District, under the banner of the Sacramento City Teachers Association, staged a protest on April 11 over the school district’s failure to abide by the terms of a 2017 agreement
Students and teachers of the National Autonomous University of Mexico also demanded that the university disregard the National Autonomous University of Mexico as their representative
The march was called by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers in rejection of the government’s National Development Plan. The federation said the plan does not guarantee sufficient financing for school connectivity, transportation, food and free education.
The strike was called by the General Education Union (Aob) and the trade union FNV Onderwijs en Onderzoek, and supported by action groups such as PO in Actie, VO in Actie, and FVoV. The teachers are seeking a 4 billion euro rise in education spending
Thousands of teachers of Shishu Shiksha Kendras (SSKs) and Madhyamik Shiksha Kendras (MSKs) (primary and middle educational institutions) in the State of West Bengal have been protesting since March 1. Their honorarium has not been increased for the last seven years
The new contract includes 11% salary increase over 4 years and a one-time 3% bonus upon ratification. The teachers went on strike on February 21 after almost two years of unfruitful negotiations with authorities