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| November 2, 2014
Asia Pacific Currents

Deregulation of New Zealand's education sector

November 1, 2014
| Labour news from the Asia Pacific region, including extended commentary on Iraq and an interview about deregulation of education in New Zealand.
Length: 25:25 minutes (11.64 MB)
Image: Flickr/Beaton
| October 17, 2014
MsRepresent

Aja in Wonderland: Aja Monet on poetry in social transformation and Tupac Shakur

October 7, 2014
| Aja Monet, the current "cool girl" of spoken-word poetry, discusses the political philosophy of poetry and the legacy of Tupac Shakur.
Length: 40:35 minutes (74.32 MB)
| October 3, 2014
Columnists

Students walk out over plans to censor the history of protest in Jefferson County

Photo: GabeB/flickr

"Don't make history a mystery" read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colo. High-school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as "JeffCo," have been walking out of class en masse this past week, protesting the planned censorship of the district's Advanced Placement (AP) United States history curriculum by the local school board.

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| September 16, 2014

Public education should be free for all children

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When Max's family's refugee application was denied, they were asked to pay for public school. They couldn't. Max missed two years. Advocates are working to make school free for all children.

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Tamara Erde on her film: This Is My Land

September 12, 2014
| Tamara discusses her film This is My Land. She examines the ideological structures within Israeli and Palestinian schools -- the structures, violence, fear and why we need to ask better questions.
Length: 14:54 minutes (13.65 MB)

Quebec laws keep undocumented children out of school

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For two years, 13-year-old Max stayed home while most children his age made their way to school in Quebec. Max and his mother applied to become refugees in Canada and while their application was in process, Max attended school. But when their application got denied, he was ineligible to go to public school for free and his mother would have to pay $5,000 to $6,000 per year. At the time, Max's mother, who cleaned houses to pay rent, could not afford the fees and so Max remained at home. Two years later, the family got their status and he attended school once again. However, advocates argue that being away from school has a long-lasting effect on the social and personal progress of undocumented children like Max.

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