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There is a new wave of privatization hitting 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 tendencies once again proliferate in …

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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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On July 20th, the Ecuadorian government of President Rafael Correa accused the National Union of Educators (UNE) of failing to comply with new regulations it had issued for non-governmental organizations. Although it did not specify how UNE had violated the regulations, it gave the organization 15 days to comply or face dissolution. On August 18 …

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BC Teachers’ Federation President’s statement of Solidarity with Mexican Teachers’ Movement


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IDEA Network urges British Columbian Government to Comply with International and National Law in Dealings with Teachers

The International Coordinating Committee of the IDEA Network, with representatives from Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Andean countries, Brazil and the Southern Cone has sent British Columbia Premier Christie Clark a letter urging her to stop violating international conventions in her governments’ negotiations with BC Teachers. Public schools teachers in the Canadian province …

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Intercambio #6 – Issue Focuses on the Challenges and Opportunities of Information Technology in Public Schools


Technology, globalization, and neo-liberal capitalism cannot be separated from the central issues of education in the 21st Century. What is the purpose of education? What is the content of education? What are the pedagogies, tools and resources? Whose interests are served? Unless the question of purpose is examined and challenged, the dominant discourse rules …

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Intercambio #5 – Public Schools and the Ecological Crisis

This issue of Intercambio features articles from around the Americas about how public schools are helping writing a prospectus for a research paper students to understand and address the ecological crisis our planet.

This edition of …

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IDEA extends condolences to Argentina's CTERA for the loss of its General Secretary October 13

IDEA regrets the loss of an important internationalist and defender of public education with the death today of Stella Maldonado, General Secretary of the Confederation of Education Workers of Argentina (CTERA) and member of the World Executive Committee of Education International.

IDEA extends our condolences to the colleagues of CTERA, Education International and to Stella’s …

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