Thousands of Spanish people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday, 30 November, to protest at education cuts. Organised by the Platform for Public Education, the protestors also demanded the suspension of the recently approved reform, the Organic Law for the Improvement of Education Quality (LOMCE), better known as the Wert law.
EI’s affiliate in Turkey, Eğitim Sen, has condemned the police crackdown on teachers and demonstrators gathered in Ankara for a protest march demanding quality education on 23 November, on the eve of the national Teachers’ Day.
The 42nd EI Executive Board (ExBo) meeting, held from 3-5 December in Brussels, Belgium, has adopted a series of decisions pertaining to the next EI World Congress, as well as the EI Programme and Budget. It has also confirmed the need to keep exerting high pressure on key decision-makers at global, national, regional and local levels to achieve quality public education for all. Furthermore, it debated the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), EI’s European region, has reacted to an article written by George Soros, the Chairman of Soros Fund Management and of the Open Society Foundations. This article demands better education and employment perspectives for Roma people living in the EU area
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