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· January, 2012

Stories about Education from January, 2012

Bangladesh: Protest Against Criminalization For Archiving A Banned Book

Hana at Unheard Voice highlights a petition by twenty human rights activists, academics and members of the Bangladeshi civil society in which they protest the arrest of a Head Teacher...

Trinidad & Tobago: Abuse of Trust

The TnT River says of an incident in which a teacher allegedly stuck a student's head in a toilet bowl: “This is another case of child abuse which comes in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Reviving Capital Punishment?

Plain Talk comments on the issue of capital punishment: “The sad reality is that this pantomime only continues because the people are starved for choice, so every now and then...

India: Right To Education vs. The Right Education

Vijay Menon points out that the education in India mostly means passing examinations and earning degree certificates and the issue of the quality of education is being ignored.

Colombia: Rector of University of Tolima Resigns

Jesus Ramon Rivera Bulla, rector of the University of Tolima, resigned after 11 years holding his position just days after journalist Daniel Condell [es] accused him [es] of nepotism in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indigenous Portrayal in History

Review of the Indigenous Caribbean republishes a paper on “the dominant, almost doctrinal assertions made about the history of Trinidad and Tobago–with some attention paid to the ways historiographers diminished...

Guyana: Protest at University

Bloggers report on protests against the firing of journalist and lecturer Freddie Kissoon from the national university, here and here.

South Korea: Kids Become Outcasts for Not Having Branded Bags

Blogger Hangukdrama wrote on South Korean elementary children's craze over expensive and branded school bags and how this behavior has been encouraged by parents, who concerned that their kids would become outcasts...

Puerto Rico: Vigilance over SOPA & PIPA

Dondequiera says of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA): “Mark my word, this issue is not dead. More like the living dead, a...

Guyana: Kissoon Firing as “Rodney Redux”

“The government and its sycophantic outliers may argue from now until the cows come home that the days of Burnham are over, but this is essentially Walter Rodney redux…”: The...

Guyana: “Controversial” Kissoon

Bloggers report on the recent firing of journalist and political science lecturer Freddie Kissoon from the University of Guyana.

Venezuela: Soledad Ramírez, One of Caracas’ Heroes

Ten years ago, Soledad Ramírez created the Rincón Infantil San Edmundo [es], a center that today helps 200 at-risk children from Minas de Baruta in Caracas. Journalist and blogger Mirelis...

Spain: Electricity Cut Off for one School in Alicante

Power was cut off [ca] for 800 pupils in a secondary school in Alicante due to outstanding payments. The Valencian Community is currently mired in financial difficulties after years of...

Iran: Gender based books for schools

Iranian authorities announced that school books to be changed and written based on gender. Azar Todnar says gender discrimination becomes institutionalized in Iran.

Ukraine: Bandera on the Move

Leoš Tomíček of Austere Insomniac draws attention to and criticizes an increasing popularity of historic Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera.

Cuba: Tackling Racism

Iván's File Cabinet profiles “two of the most lucid and coherent voices on the map of Cuban opposition”, who are fighting for democracy and “racial integration for the those of...

Caribbean: Thank You, Dr. King

Today, the United States marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a floating holiday which celebrates the birthday of the late civil right leader. The occasion resonates with Caribbean bloggers,...

Brazil: Student Protests Against Bus Fare Increases in Piaui

Since the beginning of the year, thousands of students have been protesting against the increase in bus fares in the capital of the state of Piaui. The demonstrators are forcefully...

Ukraine: Gasprinsky Crimean Tatar Library

Back in Nov. 2011, Peace Corps volunteer Barb Wieser guest-blogged about her work at the Ismail Gasprinsky Crimean Tatar Library in Simferopol, Crimea, at Uncataloged Museum blog.

Hungary: President Accused of Plagiarism

Vastagbőr blog collected [hu] some internet memes about the President of Hungary Pál Schmitt, the newest of which appeared after hvg.hu news site published an article titled ‘Serious Suspicion of...

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