16th September 2014
Outside a school somewhere in the global South. A 4x4 containing a World Bank Economist (WBE) and Pearson education adviser screeches to a halt. Enter a teacher to investigate the cloud of dust.
WBE: Holy baloney, what's this dump?
TEACHER: This is our school
WBE: Who the heck are you?
TEACHER: I'm a teacher and you're disturbing my class
WBE: Well here's the thing, honey, we're promoting quality education for all
TEACHER: Oh good well we need desks, books, walls would be nice, school dinners - most of the children are hungry most of the time. School transport might be good oh and we need toilets and more teachers because I've got 120 in my class and . . .
WBE: Hold your horses – who do you think's going to pay for all that?
11th September 2014 | Sudan | low pay, teachers' strike
9th September 2014 | Canada | anti-cuts, creative protest
8th September 2014 | Pakistan | contract teachers, low pay
2nd September 2014 | Canada | anti-cuts, cuts
31st August 2014 | United States | anti-cuts, austerity
30th August 2014 | Colombia | corporate reform, democracy
29th August 2014 | Paraguay