Equal Education

Taking Equal Education into the classroom: EE compiles a book on teaching and learning

Taking Equal Education into the classroom: EE compiles a book on teaching and learning
Monday, 29 June 2015

Taking Equal Education into the Classroom' is a collection of research papers and presentations. They focus on, and tackle, many of the systemic issues that undermine the reception of quality teaching by all learners in South Africa's public education system. While the vast majority of EE's campaigns have been directed at school infrastructure, this collection shows that EE has had its sights on the pedagogic relationship - that of the learner and teacher in the presence of content - since 2010. While EE takes an empathetic view of teachers - very often trying school and external conditions stack the odds against educators performing adequately - it holds the view that much improvement is needed. This book marks the beginning of a sustained focus on the sphere of teaching and learning

NEW EQUAL EDUCATION VIDEO: "FIGHTING FOR SANITATION IN SOUTH AFRICA'S SCHOOLS" FOR YOUTH DAY

NEW EQUAL EDUCATION VIDEO:
Monday, 15 June 2015

In honour of Youth Day, Equal Education has released a short film about our Gauteng Schools Social Audit, "Fighting for Sanitation in South Africa's Schools: Social Audit for Social Justice."

EE AND EELC WELCOME THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION'S EFFORTS TO INTRODUCE A NATIONAL POLICY ON HIV / STIs and TB

EE AND EELC WELCOME THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION'S EFFORTS TO INTRODUCE A NATIONAL POLICY ON HIV / STIs and TB
Monday, 1 June 2015

EE and EELC welcome the Department of Basic Education's (DBE's) attempt to address the prevention of HIV, STIs and TB amongst learners. We have been repeatedly vocal in our stance that it is unlawful to deny teenagers access to HIV preventative measures and we have always wanted condoms to be distributed, in an easy, discreet and accessible manner, in schools. This should be coupled with comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education.

EE TO MARCH TO THE EC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEMAND THE RELEASE OF THE IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE

EE TO MARCH TO THE EC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEMAND THE RELEASE OF THE IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE
Thursday, 28 May 2015

EE MARCH SUPPORTED BY ZWELINZIMA VAVI, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SCHOOL GOVERNING BODIES, THE RIGHT TO KNOW CAMPAIGN AND THE UNEMPLOYED PEOPLES' MOVEMENT

RELEASE THE N&S IMPLEMENTATION PLANS NOW! EE TO MARCH TO EC DEPT OF EDU 29 MAY 2015

RELEASE THE N&S IMPLEMENTATION PLANS NOW! EE TO MARCH TO EC DEPT OF EDU 29 MAY 2015
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

On Friday 29 May EE will be marching to the Eastern Cape Department of Education in Zwelitsha. EE demands the release of the 9 provincial plans for implementation of Norms and Standards; and full and timeous implementation of Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure.

EQUAL EDUCATION RELEASES THE FULL TEXT OF THE EYE-OPENING SCHOOLS SOCIAL AUDIT REPORT; MEC LESUFI SAYS HE 'ACCEPTS DEMANDS UNCONDITIONALLY'

EQUAL EDUCATION RELEASES THE FULL TEXT OF THE EYE-OPENING SCHOOLS SOCIAL AUDIT REPORT; MEC LESUFI SAYS HE 'ACCEPTS DEMANDS UNCONDITIONALLY'
Monday, 18 May 2015

At the Schools Social Audit Summit in Soweto on Saturday, 16 May, Equal Education (EE) presented MEC Lesufi with the full text of our Schools Social Audit Report. We are now publicly releasing the full report for the first time.

EE STATEMENT: SCHOOLS SOCIAL AUDIT SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH MEC LESUFI: "I ACCEPT ALL YOUR DEMANDS UNCONDITIONALLY".

EE STATEMENT: SCHOOLS SOCIAL AUDIT SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH MEC LESUFI:
Friday, 15 May 2015

Today Equal Education (EE) held a successful Schools Social Audit Summit which was attended by close to a thousand learners, parents and interested members of the Gauteng community. As explained by Sfiso Mollo, an EE organiser who lead the social audit process, "This Summit reviews a social audit of 200 schools in 20 towns and townships in Gauteng. MEC Lesufi made dramatic promises at the summit.

EE joins over a 100 organisations around the world express deep concerns about the World Bank support for privatisation in education

EE joins over a 100 organisations around the world express deep concerns about the World Bank support for privatisation in education
Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Today, more than one hundred national and international organisations across the world released a joint open statement addressed to the president of the World Bank, Jim Kim. The statement expresses their deep concerns about the World Bank's expressed support for the development of a multinational chain of low-fee profit-making private primary schools targeting poor families in Kenya and Uganda,Bridge International Academies (BIA). It comes as a response to a recent speech of the president of the World Bank, Jim Kim, who praised BIA as a means to alleviate poverty