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
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
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
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.