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    Every Child Needs a Teacher!

    Education International

    Education International (EI) and its affiliates worldwide take part in the Global Action Week (GAW) activities to remind governments, the international community and other stakeholders that every child needs a qualified teacher. Led and created by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), of which EI is a founding member, this ye...

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    Canada: working to end violence against women and girls

    Education International

    EI’s affiliate, the Canadian Federation of Teachers (CTF), held its 2013 Women’s Issues Symposium from 17-18 April in Ottawa. This year's theme focused on violence against women and girls. In Canada, violence against women and girls is all too prevalent. It targets all groups of women, across age, ethnic, class and races, as wel...

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    USA: Unions file federal lawsuit over teacher-evaluation procedure

    Education International

    The National Education Association (NEA), an EI national affiliate, together with the Florida Education Association (FEA), has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the evaluation of teachers based on the standardised test scores of students they do not teach or based on subjects they do not teach.

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    Egypt: First steps towards long-term support for education unions

    Education International

    EI initiated on March 16, 2013 the first of its 4 forums with education unions in Egypt . Over 90 activists from independent organizations of teachers, university, and educational workers met in Cairo, Egypt to discuss challenges facing workers in the education sector and how to strengthen democratic unions. They also pursued...

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    EI launches the Organising Network

    Education International

    EI officially launched the Organising Network (OrgNet) on 8-9 April in Washington D.C, US, as mandated by EI’s 6th World Congress. The aim of the network is to engage in strategic and targeted organising campaigns to grow and strengthen inclusive education unions. The launch event was hosted by EI’s affiliates in the US: the Ame...

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