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Go public! Fund education

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Education unions around the world are joining forces to build inclusive quality public education for all. We are mobilising to fully fund public education systems and resist budget cuts, austerity, and privatisation.

Go Public! Fund Education is an urgent call for governments to invest in public education, a fundamental human right and public good, and to invest more in teachers, the single most important factor in achieving quality education. This means guaranteeing labour rights and ensuring good working conditions, as well as manageable workloads and competitive salaries for teachers and education workers. It also means valuing teachers, respecting teachers ensuring they are central to decision-making, and trusting their pedagogical expertise.

We are working together across borders to guarantee every student’s right to have a well-supported qualified teacher and a quality learning environment. Let's act together in solidarity to Go Public and fund education.

Campaign news

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 May 2023

    Romania: educators' wages must be increased

    Unhappy with their wages, which they consider humiliating, Romanian educators have mobilised for an indefinite all-out strike to demand better pay for their work and recognition of its social importance.

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  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 May 2023

    Romania: Public authorities must finance education now!

    Around 20,000 education unionists, educators, and concerned citizens protested on May 10th in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest to demand increased investment in education, joining the Education International (EI) “Go Public! Fund Education” campaign.

    Read more Romania: Public authorities must finance education now!
  3. Future of work in education 20 April 2023

    Go Public! Fund Education: Global campaign launched in Latin America

    Education International affiliates from across the region came together to coordinate their work on the new global campaign and to urge governments to invest more in public education in their countries.

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  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 April 2023

    Mongolia: FMESU demand just and fair salaries for teachers and education support personnel

    Thousands of education workers answered the call of the Federation of Mongolian Education and Science Unions (FMESU) and peacefully demonstrated on April 6th in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar to demand increased salaries for teachers and education support personnel.

    Read more Mongolia: FMESU demand just and fair salaries for teachers and education support personnel
  5. Leading the profession 24 March 2023

    Quality inclusive education must be guaranteed, and publicly funded, top African education unionists say

    At its latest meeting, the Education International Africa Regional Committee (EIARC) has taken stock of current and upcoming activities and challenges for educators and their unions in the region and called on member organisations to join the EI Go Public! Fund Education campaign.

    Read more Quality inclusive education must be guaranteed, and publicly funded, top African education unionists say
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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Transforming Education Financing: a toolkit for activists

    2 June 2023

    Transforming Education Financing: a toolkit for activists is an updated version of a 2016 publication produced by Education International together with the Global Campaign for Education and ActionAid International. The toolkit is aimed at both civil society organisations and teachers’ unions across the globe campaigning for increased public funding to...

    Transforming Education Financing: a toolkit for activists
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  2. Go public! Fund education 23 January 2023

    Go public! Fund education: Campaign toolkit

    Go Public! Fund education is Education International´s new campaign to mobilise funding for public education around the world. Funding public education improves pay, working conditions, and empowers teachers and education personnel to stay and thrive in the profession they love and the world needs.

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Making the case for public education

  1. Education Support Personnel 16 May 2023

    Valuing education support personnel amid investment cuts and privatization

    João Gois Ramalho

    The Federação Nacional da Educação (National Education Federation – FNE), its nine teachers' unions and three education support personnel (ESP) unions are honored to host the 2nd World ESP Conference, in the city of Aveiro, Portugal. Unions around the world are coming together for this important event to focus on...

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  2. Go public! Fund education 12 May 2023

    Education support personnel: an essential part of a quality public service

    Luc Allaire

    World Education Support Personnel Day on 16 May is an excellent opportunity to remember their invaluable contribution to quality education. They work in dozens of different roles, providing services in occupational therapy, psychoeducation, special education, remedial education, computer science, driving school buses, preparing meals in school, college and university cafeterias,...

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  3. Standards and working conditions 11 May 2023

    To improve the quality of education, India needs to invest in qualified teachers

    Protiva Kundu

    Poor learning levels at school is the biggest concern of the Indian school education system, with poor learning outcomes exacerbated by the learning crisis. To improve learning outcomes, the role of teachers is pivotal.

    Read more To improve the quality of education, India needs to invest in qualified teachers
  4. Standards and working conditions 24 April 2023

    In Cameroon, the teaching profession is losing confidence

    Geneviève Ngo Djon

    The situation of Cameroonian teachers has changed considerably, as their fortunes follow those of the economy, going from bad to worse. In fact, while the living and working conditions of teachers went from strength to strength from 1960 to 1984, they have gone in the opposite direction since 1993, the...

    Read more In Cameroon, the teaching profession is losing confidence
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 April 2023

    The global student movement demands tax justice for education!

    Hector Ulloa

    For decades the student movement has demanded quality, universal and free public education; however, student representatives have often seen their demands neglected by politicians hiding behind the excuse of insufficient available funding.

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