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The quest for public funding for education and SDG 4, by Antonia Wulff

Credits: UNICEF/KIM

For about 12 hours there was a target on education financing in what was about to become Agenda 2030. It was proposed in the very last round of negotiations of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and it did not take long before it was shot down; member states said it was not feasible to prescribe percentages ...

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Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho

Credits: Gabriel Castro

What is becoming increasingly significant in the rest of the world has long since been reality in Latin America; education as a business. To get parents to send their children to fee-paying private schools and students to attend expensive private universities, the public education system has had to be maligned and denigrated.

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