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Issue 505 of New Internationalist

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September 2017

Bad education

Do you ever get that ‘I wish I’d been a teacher’ moment?


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The state of education: leaving many behind

How far is the world from the dream of universal education? Hazel Healy reports.

Between a shark and the deep sea

Can a US chain of profit-making schools really help the poor? By Patience Akumu.

Keeping schools open in Yemen

The courageous efforts of Yemeni teachers, as reported by Sawsan al-Refaei.

Er… what is neoliberalism, exactly?

People might not know what neoliberalism is, but they know things are broken. By Chris Coltrane.
Che route Bolivia

On the trail of Che Guevara, 50 years on

Julio Etchart follows the ‘Che route’ to the remote spot in Bolivia where he was executed.

Bad Education: why our systems need fixing

The Right has captured education. Hazel Healy looks at the political implications.

Girls get back on track in South Sudan

How second-chance schooling turned things around for Nyanrror Teresa Marial.

Revolution in the classroom: Escuela Nueva

Mónica del Pilar Uribe Marín praises Colombia’s best-known pedagogical export, Escuela Nueva.

Deliver us from Venus and Mars

Why are we suckers for stories about the battle of the sexes? Gavin Evans writes.

When the police are paid by the mine

In Peru, private corporations are hiring public law enforcers, writes Stephanie Boyd.

Risking it: from Cochabamba to the West

The wealthy West is an irresistible dream to many Bolivians, Amy Booth discovers.
Community action for affordable London homes

Community action for affordable London homes

An inner-city neighbourhood in north London has a radical plan to fight gentrification, writes Alessio Perrone.

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