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Letter from China: "Hello teacher"

"What are public schools like in China; are they very strict; what subjects do they teach at different levels; how do they compare with American schools?"

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Cuban health care draws worldwide praise

Cuba's health care reforms are the basis for health care providers to extend medical care, medical education, and disease prevention.

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Mexico student teachers still missing, reverberations continue

In the Mexican Congress and among the public, government statements about the incident are being met with scorn.

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Education counter-revolution in England sounds awfully familiar

The Conservative-led coalition government in the UK has embarked on a "shock therapy" deregulatory binge across the English education sector.

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#Bring our girls home

A wave of revulsion has spread worldwide over the news of the kidnapping of young girls from a school at Chibok, in Borno State in Northwestern Nigeria by the violent Boko Haram sect. 

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Venezuelan opposition attacks Cuban health workers

Cuban doctors contribute to the long term construction of systems of public health throughout the global South, health systems that were abandoned or disregarded during decades of neo-liberalism.

 

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After 55 years, time to end embargo against Cuba

We can do it! Let's get this done this year! ¡Viva la Revolución Cubana! ¡Viva Cuba Socialista!

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Oaxacan teachers challenge the test

The testing regime in Mexico is as entrenched as it is in the United States, and its political use is very similar - undermining the rights of teachers, and attacking unions that oppose it.

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Chilean student leaders inspire U.S. activists

Chilean student leaders Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman visit the United States.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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