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    UK: Unions condemn plans to open more free schools

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    The two largest of EI’s national affiliates in the UK, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT), have strongly reacted against Downing Street's plans to open a further 100 free schools in England from next year onwards.

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    DRC: Trade union education and human rights

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    The National Federation of Teachers in Congo (FENECO/UNTC), one of the affiliates of EI in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), organised a workshop on the “Role of teachers in the objectives of Education for All.” This workshop brought together 25 members from the trade union’s executive committee in Kinshasa from 10 to 12 J...

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    India: educators oppose government plans for PPPs and certification

    Village school class in Lucknow, India. Picture by M. de Koning

    The All India Primary Teachers' Federation (AIPTF), one of EI’s national affiliates, has severely criticised the government’s Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) scheme in education. The AIPTF claims PPPs will commercialise education and undermine efforts to achieve Education For All goals. It has also condemned the Teacher Eligi...

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