LISTEN: Career politicians don’t understand importance of education, says SADTU’s Mugwena Maluleke | The Citizen

Education is often described as being the key to success. However, the education sector in South Africa has for the longest time been plagued by various challenges, ranging from lack of sanitary facilities, overcrowding, unreliable and unsafe scholar transport, and violence in schools among other things. Senior digital reporter for The Citizen Stephen Tau invited general secretary … Read more

Education system crisis: 30 000 qualified teachers are unemployed or doing other jobs | The Citizen

With no budget for more teachers, thousands of qualified teachers are jobless. The Unemployed Educators’ Movement of South Africa (UEMSA) and Build One South Africa (Bosa) has formed a partnership to tackle the issue. According to Bosa’s spokesperson Mudzuli Rakhivhane, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga stated there were 24 000 vacant teacher posts and UEMSA’s … Read more

Black Students At Harvard Have Always Resisted Racism

Harvard University, like most schools in the Ivy League, has deep ties to the transatlantic slave trade. A 2019 report commissioned by President Lawrence Bacow found that faculty and staff enslaved 70 people, some of whom lived on campus; that the school’s donors profited from the slave trade; and that the university promoted the racist … Read more

Supreme Court Appears Fully Ready to Gut Affirmative Action

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair.  Nearly 20 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that student body diversity is a national priority that justifies the consideration of race in university admissions. “Effective participation by members of all racial and ethnic groups in the civic life of our Nation is … Read more

Focus on diabetes education for World Diabetes Day (WDD)

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is on Monday 14th November. We’re excited to share some information with you from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) about how you can get involved and raise awareness. WDD campaign 2022 The campaign activities focus on highlighting the need for better access to quality diabetes education for people living with diabetes … Read more

How Articles of Sikh Faith Are Criminalized on College Campuses

AW: There was actually a lot of uproar. I couldn’t go on Instagram or any social media platform without seeing it on everyone’s story. In terms of organizations, there was United Sikhs, there was the World Sikh Organization (WSO), [and the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund] SALDEF.… It even went so far as … Read more

Why UF Students Like Me Don’t Want Ben Sasse As Our School President

The ubiquity of one question has basically defined my past two weeks as a student at the University of Florida (UF): “What were you doing when you found out the news?” I had just woken up from my weekly post-calculus session nap. After sticking the landing from my lofted dorm bed, I reached for my … Read more

What’s Up With the Lawsuits Threatening Student Debt Forgiveness

This story is published as part of Teen Vogue’s 2022 Economic Security Project fellowship. Well, that was fast. Within weeks of President Biden announcing federal student debt relief, lawsuits started rolling in to block the plan. For as long as activists and advocates have been pushing the Biden administration to cancel student debt, experts have … Read more