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Teachers applying for jobs must be vetted more strictly

Two women in Mpumalanga taught children for 11 years without the necessary qualifications. They are not the only ones to have slipped through the screening system

Pre-service teachers adapt in a pandemic

The coronavirus crisis unwrapped itself as a surprising gift for university educators

We honour the teachers who saw the potential in us

On Monday, 5 October — World Teachers Day — we recalled the teachers who helped us become the people we are today

Economists should really look wider before speaking about schools

‘We believe that opening schools without addressing an unfair and unequal education system that disadvantages poor, working class and rural children will increase inequality.’

Towards a people’s economics of education

Reopening of schools seems to be less about the teachers, parents and students and more about desperate attempts to rescue our failing and unsustainable capitalist economy

Teachers having sexual relationships with learners is illegal

The Sexual Offences Act criminalises sex with a person under the age of 16 by a person over the age of 18

Now is the time for true innovation in education and the economy

Because of the government’s indecisiveness, we have missed the boat on charting new territory for learning

Teachers trying to catch up, ‘ticking boxes’, overloading learners

Teachers who spoke to the Mail & Guardian this week are not confident that any effective teaching and learning will take place during this academic year, even if it is extended

Teacher unions know their power — and how to use it

After unions demanded that schools be closed this week, the department has said it is the cabinet’s prerogative to decide whether schools should close

Catch-2020: Schools at risk, open or closed

Losing an academic year is untenable, but a return to class must be safe and all learners must benefit

Civil service edges closer to Covid cliff

Public sector unions say the rampant Covid-19 pandemic will have a devastating effect on how the government is run and services are delivered

Editorial: The ANC lacks consequence management

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Nasrec promises about accountability need to be effected by the ANC, but the party seems incapable of self-policing

Covid-19 in classrooms: When a cough causes chaos

Despite the department of basic education’s announcement that teachers and learners were given orientation about the coronavirus, anecdotal evidence doesn’t bear this out

We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now

It may well be that we have warm bodies in schools, but to think their minds are highly productive is a reach

Cape Town learners identify as coloured; the curriculum and teachers say they’re Biko black

The teenagers, who clearly understood that race is fluid – some even changed their identity – felt shunned. If race is socially constructed, they should not be ignored.

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