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Intercambio #11 NEW FORMS OF PRIVATIZATION AND EDUCATION COMMODIFICATION

There is a new wave of privatization hit- ting the Americas, which is making public education become alert of the new attacks. The offensive comes hand in hand with the strengthening of neoliberal positions, as well as with the return of right-wing governments in several Latin American countries

Privatizing and commoditizing tenden- cies once again …

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Intercambio #10. EROSION OF THE RIGHTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, criminalization of social protest in Latin America

The seriousness of the dispossession of the social and political rights of the world’s peoples that accompanies neoliberal capitalism’s deepening economic crisis, requires an analysis of current trends. It is important to examine the experiences of resistance and construction of alternatives by social movements in the face of an alarming ascent of authoritarian regimes of …

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Solidarity with defense of democracy in Honduras

To the Teachers, Students and all the People of Honduras:

The Initiative for Democratic Education in the Americas (IDEA), a hemispheric alliance of teacher, student and research organizations, extends its solidarity with the massive actions in Honduras rejecting electoral fraud and calling for respect for the popular will; through marches, rallies, and …

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INTERCAMBIO #9 “Standardized evaluation. Resistance and alternatives”

Student and Teacher Evaluation around the Americas

The theme of this new issue of IDEA’s Intercambio magazine is “Standardized Exams: Resistances and Alternatives.” This focus grew from the context of the advance of conservative politics in many parts of the Americas – whether in those countries where neoliberalism has remained ensconced for …

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INTERCAMBIO MAGAZINE Issue No. 11

New forms of privatization and commercialization in education  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

The IDEA Network is inviting submissions for the next issue of Intercambio Magazine, which will focus on new processes of privatization and commodification of education in the Americas, as well as the diverse forms in which this process manifests itself in different countries.

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“INTERCAMBIO”

Education Research Magazine of the IDEA Network 2008-2016

Intercambio will attempt to cover the following themes: the right to education and the neoliberal threat; the public school of our times; educational quality; responsibilities and rights of teachers, other education workers, and students; the education-society relationship, and democratic initiatives and proposals for the transformation of education.

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An excellent analysis from Teachers’ Solidarity about what is behind the education conflict in Mexico

http://www.teachersolidarity.com/blog/masses-turn-out-in-support-of-mexican-teachers-struggle#overlay=node/6848/edit%3Fdestination%3Dadmin/content

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN_bbyUXAcE

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Canadian PM Trudeau raises killing of Mexican teachers during press conference with Mexican president in Ottawa.

Thank you to the hundreds of people who responded to IDEA’s appeal below, and called on Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to urge Mexican President Peña Nieto to cease the repression of Mexican teachers and negotiate with teachers’ movement spokespeople of the CNTE.  It WORKED!! (He might not have been as strong as we would have hoped, …

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Urgent Action: Ecuadoran Government dissolves National Teachers’ Union

The Ecuadorian government has ordered the destruction of the country’s national teachers’ union. Ask President Correa to rescind the dissolution order. On July 20th, the government of President Rafael Correa accused the National Union of Educators (UNE) of failing to comply with strict new regulations it issued for non-governmental organizations. Although it did not specify …

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NUEVO NÚMERO REVISTA INTERCAMBIO

Seguridad social: erechos amenazados: Movimientos sociales en defensa de la educación pública

La red sepa ha cumplido 15 años de existencia como espacio de confluencia de las luchas de las y los trabajadores de la educación de nuestra América. En defensa de la educación como derecho social, hemos construido un espacio de Intercambio, de análisis …

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