News highlights from the global education scene

26 نیسان 2017
Dear Abdulwahid Muhammad,
April 23 is World Book Day – the moment to remember that education is about discovery, and where better to travel into the distant past or near future, or experience the present through the eyes of someone else. 

To learn about other news for April, scroll down - and don’t hesitate to forward this email to your colleagues, using the “Forward” button. 

Kind regards, 
Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary

The Syrian refugee crisis is promoting a surge in privatisation
The interplay between crisis and private profit in the education sector is highlighted in a new study that focuses on the refugee crisis in Syria and the access to education of almost one million displaced children. >>>>>

Documentary shows Turkish teachers' plight
A new documentary film about the fate of Sakine Yilmaz, former general secretary of Egitim Sen, and her life as a refugee in Germany sheds light on the oppression and persecution of tens of thousands of teachers in Turkey. >>>>>

Argentina: Rising tension as teachers’ protest repressed by police
Teachers in Argentina were targeted when their peaceful protest on the eve of 9–10 April was violently repressed by police. The demonstration, aiming to set up a 'mobile school' in the form of a white tent in front of the National Congress in Buenos Aires, was brought to an abrupt halt when police used pepper spray and physical violence on the protesters and made numerous arrests. >>>>>

New Zealand: a voice for the “silent army” of education support personnel
Together with Education International’s Antonia Wulff, Jane Porter, from the New Zealand Educational Institute - Te Riu Roa discusses challenges for the education support personnel to see their contribution to quality education for all acknowledged. >>>>>

Hungary: EI deeply concerned about impact of new legislation on academic freedom  
The global educators’ community condemns the adoption of legislative amendments proposed by Hungary’s government, endangering the independence of the Central European University and, consequently, fundamental pillars of all democracy. >>>>>
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