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Treatment of asylum seeking students raises ire of Australian principal: A Melbourne principal is prepared to risk the threat of jail by speaking out against the ongoing plight of his high school students who continue to live in an asylum seeker detention centre. http://dlvr.it/KTQWjj
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Concern growing over the commercialisation of education in Ghana: Education unions are urging the Ghanaian government to make amendments to its Education Act to ward off threats of commercialisation following a commitment to review the existing regulatory regime of private schools. http://dlvr.it/KSvzvj
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Kenya: latest UN report shares concerns on quality of education and increasing inequality: The low quality of education coupled with a rise in private and informal schools were among the issues flagged in the latest report published by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. http://dlvr.it/KSP7c0
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New Worlds of Education puts privatisation in the crosshairs: The 45th edition of Worlds of Education takes an in-depth look at the scourge of privatisation and commercialisation, and reveals what needs to be done to ensure the right to free quality public education. http://dlvr.it/KQj3vY
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The European Parliament takes a stand to exclude education from TiSA: The European Parliament has demanded that public services, including education, be excluded from the Trade in Services Agreement in its recommendations to the European Commission. http://dlvr.it/KQY724
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Iraq: Teachers’ salary arrears must be paid immediately: Education International has strongly protested to the Iraqi Prime Minister about the ongoing delays in the payment of teachers’ salaries in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. http://dlvr.it/KP8rvY
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Teachers in Bermuda and Mongolia score big court victories: Amid an increasingly anti-union climate around the world, two Education International affiliates, from Bermuda and Mongolia, have recently won significant court victories in defense of their rights. http://dlvr.it/KTQWGf
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Refugee teachers face threat of losing basic rights: As the refugee crisis continues to take its toll on migrants’ lives, policies that would exclude them from national working conditions, such as paying less than minimum wage, may push them further into exclusion. http://dlvr.it/KSfmWm
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Kenyan unions brace against privatisation: The growing privatisation of education has led Kenyan trade unions to set up a comprehensive strategy, ranging from research to advocacy, in an effort to preserve the quality and access to education for all. http://dlvr.it/KSK5X8
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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education visits EI: Education International was honoured this week to receive a visit to its Brussels headquarters by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Kishore Singh. http://dlvr.it/KQj3m0
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In war-torn Syria, funding for education is the only hope for out-of-school children: Five years into the Syrian conflict, 2.1 million children have lost their schools, while another 700 thousand are struggling abroad as refugees without access to education. http://dlvr.it/KQBWWK
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Global teacher unions say ‘no’ to Trans-Pacific Partnership: Led by Education International, teacher unions are urging their governments to carve-out education from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement on the eve of the official signing. http://dlvr.it/KNYddn
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The voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe
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Education International is the voice of the teachers and other education employees across the globe. A global federation of about 400 unions in more than 170 countries and territories, it represents 30 million teachers and education employees in education institutions from early childhood to university.