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Faranaaz Veriava: COMMENT

Faranaaz Veriava: COMMENT

    Public participation in education under threat
    Public participation in education under threat
    Motshekga’s reported plans to make it easier to close schools could jeopardise pupils’ rights.
    Learning to live in a material world
    Learning to live in a material world
    Expecting every pupil to receive a textbook isn’t prima-donna behaviour: universal access is vital.
    Refugee children win right to learn
    Refugee children win right to learn
    But debilitating education hurdles remain for many foreign children in legal limbo.
    A textbook case for stronger action
    A textbook case for stronger action
    The recent Limpopo textbook judgment could have been more helpful on the question of relief for the violation of rights.
    The state must do textbooks by the book
    The state must do textbooks by the book
    Have lessons from the 2012 textbook crisis led to reforms that will ensure it can't recur?
    Our courts are schooling the state
    Our courts are schooling the state
    With prompting from civil society, judges are reminding the state of its material obligations to schools and pupils.
    Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo
    Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo
    Priority rescues must be planned for schools where pupils' safety and health are now at risk.
    Pupils come before school politics
    Pupils come before school politics
    Concourt ‘regrets’ the lack of national norms that determine when 
a school is full .
    Progress betrayed by loopholes and double-digit deadlines
    Progress betrayed by loopholes and double-digit deadlines
    New infrastructure norms allow far too long to eliminate vast gaps between schools.
    Don’t rely on courts: fix the policy
    Don’t rely on courts: fix the policy
    Schools are using the ambiguity of current directives to cast out their pregnant pupils.
    Independent schools score victory
    Independent schools score victory
    Constitutional Court judgment clarifies the state’s obligations and role in providing subsidies.