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  1. Leading the profession 17 July 2009

    G8 2009 Summit documents on education

    The 2009 G8 Summit was held in L’Aquila Italy from 8-10 July. Leaders of the G8 group’s member countries and the European Union were joined this year by the Heads of 20 other countries, and the Heads of 10 international organisations.

    G8 2009 Summit documents on education
  2. Leading the profession 13 July 2009

    A second stimulus for the US ?

    The US needs a 2nd stimulus; Federal programmes try to compensate for State and local budget cuts; teachers and support staff in California - host for NEA's 2009 Annual meeting - are hit hard by State budget impasse.

    A second stimulus for the US ?
  3. Leading the profession 1 July 2009

    At the end of the UN Summit, poor countries have been railroaded into accepting a weak compromise

    After weeks of negotiations, the wrap-up of the UN High Level Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis last was a huge disappointment. The UN Summit was our opportunity to continue lobbying our demands on the global economic crisis after the Doha Conference on International Financing.

    At the end of the UN Summit, poor countries have been railroaded into accepting a weak compromise
  4. Leading the profession 1 July 2009

    UN Summit on financial crisis fails to rise to the challenge

    The UN summit on the financial crisis fails to take decisive action to deal with the gravity of the situation affecting developing countries. World media widely report civil society critique, including comments by ITUC….

    UN Summit on financial crisis fails to rise to the challenge
  5. Leading the profession 30 June 2009

    Impact of the Economic Crisis on Education in Central and Eastern Europe

    EI will host a high-level seminar on the impact of the economic crisis on education in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for its member organisations in the region in Warsaw from 2-4 Sep 2009.

    Impact of the Economic Crisis on Education in Central and Eastern Europe
  6. Leading the profession 29 June 2009

    The Economic Crisis: “How Did We Get Here?”

    The most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression has exposed the failure of an obsolete economic growth strategy based on debt-fueled consumption.

    The Economic Crisis: “How Did We Get Here?”
  7. Leading the profession 26 June 2009

    OECD/IMF talk of « exit strategies » has big risks for workers and families

    OECD/IMF talk of « exit strategies » has big risks for workers and families. The OECD’s Annual Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris this week was already talking about ways to cut back public spending …

    OECD/IMF talk of « exit strategies » has big risks for workers and families
  8. Leading the profession 23 June 2009

    World Bank confirms sharp drop in financial flows to developing countries

    The World Banks announced yesterday a massive drop in private capital flows to developing countries, down to one quarter of 2007 levels, and said leading developed countries are misguided in focusing efforts on restoring demand in their own economies......

    World Bank confirms sharp drop in financial flows to developing countries
  9. Leading the profession 22 June 2009

    IMF Conditionalities Could Hurt Teachers’ Salaries

    A report released by the Global Campaign for Education concludes that IMF-loan conditionalities might put downwards pressures on public wage bills, in turn affecting teacher’s salaries. This conclusion is shocking in a time in which the world is facing a shortage of 18 million teachers to achieve universal primary education...

    IMF Conditionalities Could Hurt Teachers’ Salaries
  10. Leading the profession 16 June 2009

    TALIS provides evidence teachers care

    Education International welcomes today’s release of the OECD’s first Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). As a consultative partner throughout the process, EI recognises the importance of this research which, for the first time, sought the views of classroom teachers around the world about their professional lives.

    TALIS provides evidence teachers care
  11. Leading the profession 15 June 2009

    Conflicting views on recovery – G8 Finance Ministers versus reality

    G8 Finance Ministers met in Italy on Saturday 13 June. Their statement was mildly optimistic about recovery, but was at odds with the reality, as reported by trade union leaders the day before in Geneva.

    Conflicting views on recovery – G8 Finance Ministers versus reality
  12. Leading the profession 12 June 2009

    Union values central to economic recovery

    Global economic recovery will require the re-affirmation of our fundamental values -- the right of workers to organize, to be represented by independent trade unions, to build a decent future for themselves and their families. This message was central to the address given by EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen...

    Union values central to economic recovery
  13. Leading the profession 10 June 2009

    A jobless recovery?

    Talk of a “jobless recovery” doesn’t make sense. When labour leaders met with World Economic Forum staff last week, there was some straight talking about this notion and the reality confronting millions around the world. For more details see:http://fundingeducation.blogspot.com .

    A jobless recovery?
  14. Leading the profession 28 May 2009

    Is economic recovery on the way?

    People around the world are looking for signs that the worst of the financial crisis is over, and that recovery may be on the way. US leaders said recently they could see “a glimmer of hope.” The financial media are asking whether the dramatic decline in markets has “bottomed-out.” In...

    Is economic recovery on the way?
  15. Leading the profession 13 May 2009

    Unions organise for economic justice

    “Invest in people!” This is the message that EI will put to governments and key international agencies in coming months as the world searches for a path to recovery from the global economic crisis.

    Unions organise for economic justice
  16. Leading the profession 12 May 2009

    Investing in education is part of solving economic crisis

    Over the past six months, people around the world have watched in growing alarm as it became evident we now are facing the worst crisis in the real economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Unfortunately, working people, who had no hand in creating the crisis, are bearing the...

    Investing in education is part of solving economic crisis