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Cape Town learners march for safety at schools

Thousands of learners from several schools in Cape Town have marched to Parliament demanding greater safety at schools. The march follows incidents of gang-related shootings and clashes on the Cape Flats in recent weeks. Learners, members of Equal Education and teacher unions Sadtu and Neptosa took part in the protest....
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Why do we let schools hurt our kids?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for Salon about Michael Moore where I recounted the story of how he became the youngest elected public official in U.S. history.  At 18, Moore decided to run for head of his Michigan community school board on the simple platform that he...
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In this Rajasthan school, a student doubles up as teacher

Madhu Kumari teaches students of Class 1 to 5 in a government upper primary school for three hours devoting one hour each to mathematics, English, and Hindi. After that, the 15-year-old attends Class 7 for three hours in the school in Patpara locality of Rajasthan’s Bharatpur city. “I...
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