education rights

 
Race and class still define our schools
Race and class still define our schools
Education is intimately related to social class. In sociologist Max Weber’s terms, “life chances” are heavily dependent on education and...
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
In the late afternoon of March 9 last year, at about the same time that Chumani Maxwele was smearing human faeces on the statue of Cecil John...
Unisa profs step out of class to teach poor
Unisa profs step out of class to teach poor
With thousands of students countrywide protesting against being excluded from higher learning, a novel programme has quietly been taking education...
Pupils who 'stood up for their rights'
Pupils who 'stood up for their rights'
What is a society that does not take care of its young people, a society that tramples on the rights of young people and a society that will not...
Independent schools score victory
Independent schools score victory
A Constitutional Court judgment in April that contributes to the developing jurisprudence on the right to basic education appears to have largely...
‘A cappella moments’ in Katlehong
‘A cappella moments’ in Katlehong
There are welcome surprises to be found in schools in Katlehong. For the project Schools That Work, my brief is to visit institutions to document...
Angie's new school norms a slap in the face
Angie's new school norms a slap in the face
The draft norms for school infrastructure that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga gazetted this week have been widely lambasted as a cynical...
Righting the wrongs of school costs
Righting the wrongs of school costs
In the now widely referred to case of Governing Body of the Juma Musjid Primary School & Others versus Ahmed Asruff Essay NO and Others, the...
ECape pupils: 'Teachers hit us until our hands bleed'
ECape pupils: 'Teachers hit us until our hands bleed'
Pupils at an Eastern Cape school, plagued for years by abusive and frequently absent teachers, appalling hostel facilities and a lack of textbooks,...
Rich school, poor school - the great divide persists
Rich school, poor school - the great divide persists
The juxtaposition of "tree schools" (schools without classrooms or basic services) against the former model C (historically white) schools, with...
Court cases initiate domino effect
Court cases initiate domino effect
The role that public-interest litigation can play in education reform is in sharp focus now because of the mounting number of such cases.
Officials must be held to account
Officials must be held to account
A charter of basic education rights, an idea that was tabled by the  South African Human Rights ­Commission at its education workshop last...

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