PHILADELPHIA: Community Members Resist School Relocation Plan

Photo: Parent Charlotte Williams at community meeting called in response to school closures. By Alberto Rosse This Monday classes resumed for students of Benjamin Franklin High School at their new temporary location in the former Khepera Charter School in Northern Philadelphia. Last week parents, students, teachers, and other community members of Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy (SLA) confronted Philadelphia School District Superintendent … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA: Community Members Resist School Relocation Plan

CHICAGO: Family Sues School for Kicking Child Out into the Cold

Photo: The family of a 9-year-old boy is suing Chicago Public Schools for kicking him out of school alone into cold temperatures without a coat By Kim Hyun Sang A Black family has taken legal action against the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system this week over an incident involving their nine-year-old child back in March. The boy, identified only as “K.S” in the lawsuit, was … Continue reading CHICAGO: Family Sues School for Kicking Child Out into the Cold

BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

Photo: The Popular Revolutionary Student Movement (MEPR) raises a banner reading “Defend Education Tooth and Nail!” in Rio de Janeiro during the National Education Strike By Jakob Stein Starting on October 2, Brazilian students and workers participated in a massive two-day National Education Strike against the reactionary policies of fascist President Jair Bolsonaro, who has set out to privatize public education as well as dismantle … Continue reading BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

Photo: Student protesters in Medellín throw molotov cocktails at riot police armored vehicle By Felipe Vera Last week, a national strike of professional drivers and a series of combative student protests against corruption and police repression shook the streets of Bogotá and Medellín. On September 23, the National Association of Drivers of Colombia and the Drivers Union called for an indefinite national strike of professional transport … Continue reading COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

Photo: Large banner from demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, reads “Bolsonaro enemy of education” By Jakob Stein On August 13 the people of Brazil took to the streets in 26 states and the federal capital for a National Education Strike. The protests were called in opposition to the anti-people policies of the reactionary Brazilian government, headed by Bolsonaro and the High Command of the Armed … Continue reading BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

BRASIL: Profesores y Alumnos Movilizaron contra Bolsonaro

Por Jakob Stein Desde que el gobierno brasileño anunció recortes presupuestarios en la educación en las últimas semanas, han surgido manifestaciones masivas en universidades públicas de todo el país con maestros, profesores, estudiantes y padres que se unieron para resistir las medidas. El 29 de abril, el Ministro de Educación de Brasil, Abraham Weintraub, anunció un recorte presupuestario del 30% en todas las universidades públicas … Continue reading BRASIL: Profesores y Alumnos Movilizaron contra Bolsonaro

BRASIL: Cientos de Miles Toman Las Calles en la Huelga Educativa Nacional

By Jakob Stein La siguiente es una compilación de reportes sobre manifestaciones en todo Brasil relacionadas con la Huelga Educativa Nacional, que se llevó a cabo la semana pasada el 15 de mayo. La huelga fue convocada en respuesta al gobierno fascista de Bolsonaro que anunciaba que recortarían treinta por ciento del presupuesto general para universidades y escuelas secundarias en un ataque por motivos ideológicos … Continue reading BRASIL: Cientos de Miles Toman Las Calles en la Huelga Educativa Nacional