This space explores issues in public education policy, and it advocates for a commitment to and a re-examination of the democratic purposes of schools. If there is some urgency in the message, it is due to the current reform efforts that are based on a radical re-invention of education, now spearheaded by a psychometric blitzkrieg of "metastasizing testing" aimed at dismantling a public education system that took almost 200 years to build. JH August, 2005
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Tens of Thousands March in Support of Brazilian Teachers
Well-supported: People pack the Cinelandia square during the march in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil faces a challenging security situation as it gears up to host the World Cup in eight months’ time.
In June thousands of demonstrators, angered by the billions spent in preparations for the event, clashed with riot police near the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.
'We don't need the World Cup,' said Leonardo Fabri, a 19-year-old protester, at the time. 'We need education, we need better health services, a more humane police.'