Education

23.02.2018

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

From the United Teachers Los Angels Facebook page “I am a teacher and you want to arm me? President Trump and the NRA say the answer to stop school shootings is more guns. But we say, arm us with more resources not more guns. #KidsNotProfit #SuppliesNotGuns #ARMMEWITH Mary… »

22.02.2018

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

“We may be too young to vote, but soon we will be able to vote and we will vote you out!” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams The steps of the Florida State Capitol building were crowded with thousands of students, teachers, parents, and advocates on Wednesday… »

18.02.2018

JROTC, Military Indoctrination and the Training of Mass Killers

JROTC, Military Indoctrination and the Training of Mass Killers

By Pat Elder, February 16, 2018 Nikolas Cruz, the south Florida shooter, was enrolled in the Army’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program as a 9th grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Army taught Cruz to shoot lethal weapons at a very young and impressionable… »

15.02.2018

35 thousand students from 132 educational centres carried out human symbols in the “Peace and Nonviolence” campaign

35 thousand students from 132 educational centres carried out human symbols in the “Peace and Nonviolence” campaign

One more year, in continuation with the “campaign” started last year [i], Human Symbols of Peace and Nonviolence have been made in many schools [of Spain]. Since 1964, the School Day of Nonviolence and Peace [ii] has been celebrated on January 30 to commemorate the death of Gandhi. On this… »

14.02.2018

A Lesson in How to Fight for Black Lives

A Lesson in How to Fight for Black Lives

By Danny Katch, YOU MIGHT think that there couldn’t be a worse moment for educators to launch a Black Lives Matter campaign in public schools across the country. After all, the Trump administration is full of reactionaries who hate both civil rights and public schools–and who are itching for more chances… »

07.02.2018

The problem with teaching ‘British values’ in school

The problem with teaching ‘British values’ in school

By The Conversation: Carol Vincent, UCL and Myriam Hunter-Henin, UCL Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, claims British values are being “actively perverted” by religious extremists. In a recent speech, she suggests extremists are using schools to: Narrow young people’s horizons, isolate and segregate, and in… »

07.12.2017

Human peace and nonviolence symbols in schools

Human peace and nonviolence symbols in schools

In the Nonviolence Conference to prepare the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence, the continuation was announced of a campaign started last year in which more than 10,000 pupils in 54 schools participated in human peace and nonviolence symbols. The conference was held in several parts of the Spanish… »

24.11.2017

An evening with Mario Aguilar, President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association

An evening with Mario Aguilar, President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association

While a small team of Pressenza editors is in Santiago to cover the Chilean elections, we had the chance to meet Mario Aguilar, the President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association, the largest trade union in Chile. Mario, whose background is as a teacher of Physical Education, was first an activist… »

22.11.2017

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

On Monday evening, November 20th , the American University of Beirut gave Dean’s Warnings and terminated the tuition waivers of six graduate students who work at AUB as Graduate Assistants and were protesting for fair work conditions. On Tuesday morning, this number increased to 11 students and counting. Without their… »

05.11.2017

Beyond “Ps & Qs”. The profound wonder of thankfulness

Beyond “Ps & Qs”. The profound wonder of thankfulness

“Whenever you find great strength, joy, and kindness in your heart, or when you feel free and without contradictions, immediately be internally thankful. When you find yourself in opposite circumstances, ask with faith, and the gratitude you have accumulated will return to you transformed and amplified in benefit.” Silo’s wise… »

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