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Protesting Education

More than 20 thousand people gathered yesterday in central Paris to challenge cuts in education programs proposed by the French government. Teachers are also planning a nationwide strike on Thursday.

I have no idea which side is right in this dispute. But can you imagine even half that many showing up anywhere in the US to complain about anything to do with education?

I can’t.

Striking NUT

One of the larger teacher unions in Great Britain is staging a 24-hour strike over pay issues on Thursday, the first national walkout in 21 years.

And how did I learn of this? From this attention grabbing one-line feed my aggregator:

Teachers from the NUT union are holding a 24-hour strike on Thursday.

Someone really needed to review the acronym for this group before deciding on a name.

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