Education

21.09.2020

Nigeria’s Youth Face Growing Challenges

Nigeria’s Youth Face Growing Challenges

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It has approximately 210 million population. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after China and India, with more than 90 million of its youth population under the age of eighteen. While this is considered as a… »

20.09.2020

How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise

How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise

It is long past time to recognize that the cruel experiment in financing higher education through student loans has failed. By Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig, David A. Bergeron, and Richard J. Eskow The democratic principle of tuition-free education in our country pre-dates the founding of the United States. »

16.09.2020

Millions of Indian students sit university entrance exams after government disregards protests to postpone them

Millions of Indian students sit university entrance exams after government disregards protests to postpone them

Some of the country’s schools are also set to reopen later this month Around 2.8 million Indian students sat university examinations from the end of the August to September 13 as the country approaches the grim milestone of 5-million total COVID-19 cases. Despite pleas from civil society to defer… »

05.09.2020

Charter Schools Find Gold in Federal Government Aid to Small Businesses While Black-Owned Firms Get the Shaft

Charter Schools Find Gold in Federal Government Aid to Small Businesses While Black-Owned Firms Get the Shaft

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout, the charter industry added to systemic inequities that afflict Black communities. By Jeff Bryant The charter school industry has done much during the COVID-19 pandemic to add to systemic inequities that afflict Black communities by hijacking small business relief aid originally… »

28.08.2020

Abolishing child labor took the specter of ‘white slavery’ and the job market’s near collapse during the Great Depression

Abolishing child labor took the specter of ‘white slavery’ and the job market’s near collapse during the Great Depression

Today, U.S. laws and regulations bar kids under the age of 14 from working in most industries. Children under 17 may not work more than three hours on school days, for example. Ever wonder where these rules came from? While studying this issue for more than a decade, I’ve learned that… »

18.08.2020

Futures of Education

Futures of Education

UNESCO has just launched a global initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to… »

08.08.2020

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

Nearly 400,000 Chinese students were enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2019 – more than one-third of the country’s international students. A sharp decline in the number of these students would spell financial trouble for U.S. colleges and universities, given that Chinese students spend US$15 billion in tuition payments. Their departure… »

30.07.2020

ETFO Emancipation Day is an opportunity to commit to ridding society of anti-Black racism

ETFO Emancipation Day is an opportunity to commit to ridding society of anti-Black racism

Emancipation Day, recognized on August 1, provides an opportunity for Ontario, its institutions and its people to commit to working towards a society that is rid of ongoing systemic and individual forms of anti-Black racism. While Ontario recognized the day in 2008, recognizing Emancipation Day nationally would bring a cross-Canada… »

28.07.2020

Russia Takes its Information War with United States to Africa

Russia Takes its Information War with United States to Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah In her weekly media briefing July 23, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized United States support for educational programs, media and NGOs in Africa. In addition, Zakharova said “the allocation of grants fits into the White House’s efforts to promote the idea that there is no… »

17.07.2020

Ontario Government can’t plan for return to school without sufficient emergency funding

Ontario Government can’t plan for return to school without sufficient emergency funding

Students, parents and educators are counting on the Ford Conservative government to provide more funding than it has allocated to ensure there is a safe and effective re-opening of schools this fall. “It is unconscionable that the government would tell school boards to plan for a return to school without… »

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