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Muslim Students to Swedish Teacher: Won't Listen to You "Because You're White"

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Swedish teachers are concerned over Muslim students’ open hostility to non-Muslims allegedly learned from their extracurricular Koran studies. Kent Karlsson, a teacher at a school with students from grades three to six in Borlänge, said Muslim students wouldn’t listen to him because he was white or a non-Muslim. “… Students question teachers who do not have [a] Muslim background by saying,... 

Australian Teachers To Lecture 4-Year-Olds on Sexism

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Four thousand teachers in Australia are preparing to go through a training program aimed at helping stop sexism in students as young as 4-years-old. The course, set up by the regional government in Victoria, will teach educators how to spot young children who “enact sexist values, beliefs and attitudes.” A document concerning the program obtained by Heat Street defends the action by arguing that... 

Australian Teachers wear "Bring More Immigrants" t-shirts in classrooms

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The group is being backed by the education union, but Opposition state education spokesman Nick Wakeling said ‘the classroom isn’t a soapbox for activist teachers’. Hundreds of teachers at 30 Victorian schools will wear T-shirts promoting the closure of offshore detention camps as of Monday as part of a pro-refugee movement. Up to 500 educators with Teachers for Refugees will wear... 

Thousands of Argentines rally for pay rise

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Thousands of teachers and government workers have taken to the streets of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, calling for a pay rise. Members of the Argentine Workers Federation, the South American country’s largest trade union, marched on Wednesday outside the Casa Rosada Government House at Plaza de Mayo square in central Buenos Aires. The protesters urged the government to double the... 

Missouri Teachers Object to Being Shot During Drills

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Missouri students and teachers required by law to participate in active shooter drills. Teachers in St. Francois County, Missouri, have complained after they were told part of their duties include being shot at with pellet guns during “active shooter” drills. Officials told the teachers they would be required to wear goggles to protect their eyes. After four teachers contacted the Prosecuting... 

Greek teachers clash with riot police during protests over layoffs

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Greek teachers have clashed with police as demonstrators took to the streets in capital, Athens, to protest against public sector layoffs and forced transfers in the austerity-hit nation. Police fired tear gas at striking teachers and school patrol guards who tried to enter the Administrative Reforms Ministry in the country’s capital city on Monday. The high school teachers’ union, OLME, started... 

Greek civil service workers go on strike over massive layoffs

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Protesters attend a demonstration in Athens, Greece, July 8, 2013. Tens of thousands of Greek municipal workers have staged a strike to protest against the massive public sector layoffs enacted by the government in order to secure promised loans. Greek civil servants including policemen and schoolteachers took to the streets outside the Administrative Reform Ministry in Athens on Monday, as the government... 

Spaniards to protest against austerity cuts, corruption

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Spaniards protesting against medical spending cuts in Madrid on February 17, 2013. Amid fresh reports of Royal family corruption, furious Spaniards are set to stage massive nationwide protests against severe budget cuts. Massive protests have been planned for Saturday in Madrid, Barcelona and other cities. Teachers, students, miners, medical staff, workers from various sectors, along with a number... 

Hungary students to call mass protests amid pending educational reforms

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Demonstrators made up of university students, teachers, doctors and artists shout anti-government slogans in central Budapest on December 17, 2012. Hungarian students have threatened to stage mass protests unless the government meets their demands of higher education reforms. The government has until February 11 to settle a month-long standoff or student networks will launch protests across the country,... 

Several US states work to allow teachers to carry arms at schools

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Gun shop in East Windsor, Connecticut. Several states in America are working to allow teachers to carry weapons at schools, following a deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On Thursday, the Utah Shooting Sports Council (USSC) canceled its fee for educators who intend to take part in training sessions in order to be allowed to carry concealed weapons at schools. Referring... 

Thousands in Hong Kong protest 'brainwash' education reform

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Parents, teachers and children gather during a protest against a new Chinese national education course in Hong Kong September 1,2012. Just days before the start of the school year, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets to protest what they believe is an attempt by authorities to ‘brainwash’ students. ­More than 40,000 people assembled outside government headquarters... 

30,000 pupils branded as bigots in Britain

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Penalised: Primary school pupils are being labelled as bigots over minor squabbles in the playground and so-called hate crimes involving words including 'gaylord' and 'white trash'. More than 10,000 primary school pupils in a single year have been labelled racist or homophobic over minor squabbles. Even toddlers in nursery classes are being penalised for so-called hate crimes such as... 

Heavily accented teachers removed from Arizona classrooms

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School districts in Arizona are under orders from the state’s Department of Education to remove from classrooms teachers who speak English with a very heavy accent or whose speech is ungrammatical. Officials say they want students who don’t know much English to have teachers who can best model how to speak the language, but, according to The Wall Street Journal, some principals and administrators... 

US warns of education catastrophe as up to 300,000 teachers set to lose jobs

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Hope you can all believe in School districts around the country, forced to resort to drastic money-saving measures, are warning hundreds of thousands of teachers that their jobs may be eliminated in June. The districts have no choice, they say, because their usual sources of revenue — state money and local property taxes — have been hit hard by the recession. In addition, federal stimulus money... 

UK Education Guidelines: Do not use 'Mum' and 'Dad'

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The guidelines say that the word “parents” must replace “mum and dad”, and that teachers should educate pupils about civil partnerships and gay adoption rights. The British government is telling teachers to avoid using the words “mum and dad” as part of an effort to cut down on “homophobia” and increase acceptance of “gay families.” The... 
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