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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 20 November 2020

    The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.

    Rosa Pavanelli, David Edwards

    As G20 world leaders meet, it is time for a fundamental overhaul of global investment policy to build for the future. That future depends on public services and the people who provide them. Crisis has brought recognition to “front-line” workers, public and private, who are both visible and essential. However,...

    The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.

    David Archer

    The IMF is 75 years old but still has a lot to learn. They need a well trained professional teacher to explain some basic truths. You can’t commit to ambitious development goals and then impose austerity. You can’t constrain public sector wage bills and then worry that countries have shortages...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 June 2020

    “Coronavirus hits Canada’s campuses”, by David Robinson.

    David Robinson

    As in other parts of the world, the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly and radically upended universities and colleges in Canada. Across the country, campuses are deserted, teaching has migrated to virtual platforms, and important research has been put on hold.

    “Coronavirus hits Canada’s campuses”, by David Robinson.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 April 2020

    Emergency debt relief for all low-income countries now!

    The International Monetary Fund Executive Board announced yesterday that it has approved immediate debt relief to 25 of the world’s poorest countries to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Emergency debt relief for all low-income countries now!
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 8 April 2020

    Education International and global union partners call on international finance institutions to coordinate an urgent and equitable response to the COVID-19 crisis

    In a statement released ahead of the (virtual) Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Global Unions including Education International have called on the international finance institutions (IFIs) to take action for economic stimulus, debt relief and healthcare.

    Education International and global union partners call on international finance institutions to coordinate an urgent and equitable response to the COVID-19 crisis
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 November 2019

    “Impoverishing the poor: the deficiencies of the World Bank’s learning poverty goal”, by Dennis Sinyolo.

    Dennis Sinyolo

    On 17 October, the World Bank announced a new global target for education aimed at reducing ‘learning poverty’ - the percentage of children who are unable to read by the age of 10 – in half by 2030. The World Bank’s initiative is a step in the wrong direction, and...

    “Impoverishing the poor: the deficiencies of the World Bank’s learning poverty goal”, by Dennis Sinyolo.
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 7 November 2019

    #SABERexposed “Engaging the Private Sector”, by Brendan DeCoster.

    Brendan DeCoster

    As part of the blog series critiquing the World Bank’s Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) initiative, I examine some of the more problematic aspects of the Bank’s claims that 1) they are representing a consensus on engagement of the private sector and 2) that they are not pursuing...

    #SABERexposed “Engaging the Private Sector”, by Brendan DeCoster.
  8. Union growth 9 September 2019

    DRC: EI and its affiliates campaign for free public education

    While they welcomed the news that state sector primary education was to become completely free at the point of use when the government announced its decision to do away with school fees, teachers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reiterated their concerns about teachers’ salaries and the need...

    DRC: EI and its affiliates campaign for free public education
  9. Democracy 13 August 2019

    “For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.

    Fred van Leeuwen

    Higher education is indispensable if we are to maintain a foundation of facts, knowledge and free discussion in society. TVET reaches very many young people and adults and has a key education function in addition to providing skills training. Both are under attack as many, public and private, innocently or...

    “For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 February 2019

    Australia: Entrenched inequality in public school funding

    The Australian Education Union (AEU) has reacted to a report into the provision of childcare, education and training: highlighting that pubic authorities favour private schools over public schools when it comes to funding, and demanding that an end be put to the Morrison government’s inequal treateent of public schools.

    Australia: Entrenched inequality in public school funding
  11. Union renewal and development 11 October 2018

    EI General Secretary critiques the World Bank’s Human Capital Index

    On the eve of the launch of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI), David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, critiques the new global metric.

    EI General Secretary critiques the World Bank’s Human Capital Index
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 October 2018

    Global support for education access and quality at UNGA

    At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA, in September, Education International (EI) ensured that quality education and teachers’ voices were part of the conversation among the world leaders present.

    Global support for education access and quality at UNGA
  13. Union renewal and development 20 September 2018

    “Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East: is it a game changer?”, by Keith M Lewin

    Keith Lewin

    As plans for the establishment of the Education Outcomes Fund develop, Keith Lewin reviews the fund’s design and, highlighting various critical issues, questions the central claim that it will be a gamechanger for education outcomes.

    “Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East: is it a game changer?”, by Keith M Lewin