Issue # 26 | November 2017

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“Made in Canada” education privatization

Edu-business is a term used to describe the multi-trillion dollar education market. According to Edudemic, a pro-tech in education website, the industry is “not only huge; it’s undergoing more changes recently than it has at possibly at any other point in history. Startups are sprouting to fill in gaps and create new technologies to service this increasingly lucrative field.” [+]

How do you want your child’s education – personalized or standardized?
How having the conversation changes the conversation

In July 2017, over 100 teachers, union leaders, and others interested in publicly funded public education gathered together at the Canadian Forum on Public Education, an annual event of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) aimed at increasing the breadth, depth, and reach of dialogue about teaching and learning in order to inform and contribute to continuous systemic improvements so that all children and youth have access to quality publicly funded public education. [+]

Global trends impacting our work to ensure free, equitable, quality, inclusive education

The global trends that are impacting our work to ensure free, equitable, quality and inclusive education can be reversed, suggests David Edwards, Deputy Secretary General of Education International. [+]

Students before profit: A global response to education privatization

“Students Before Profit” – the theme of the 2017 Canadian Forum on Public Education, held in Ottawa in July, brought together teachers and teacher leaders as well as representatives from school boards, government and NGOs to discuss issues related to the impact of privatization in/of public education, both globally and here in Canada. [+]

French-speaking civil society mobilizes against commodification of education

The last decade has seen unprecedented growth in the number of private schools, especially in low-income countries. This growth is so robust that it is threatening to bring about profound change in very fragile educational systems. [+]

Education International responds to the Global Education Monitoring Report on accountability

The Report is a major step forward in reflecting both the realities of the teaching profession and the harmful effects that test-based accountability and merit pay have had on education systems and the profession. [+]

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