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Mary Merkenich reports on the findings of an Australian Education Union survey of education workers that said workload remained a major issue.

Neoliberal ideology has reduced tertiary education to a commodity. Students have become “customers” and academics and lecturers are now “service providers”, writes Markela Panegyres.

Casual relief teachers in Victoria are being ripped off, Alex Milne argues, because they are at the mercy of private hiring agencies.

Dakota Tait argues we need to talk up good policy, guided by science, and reach out to those heading for conspiracy territory.

Despite mounting arrests and new threats, Turkish students continue to mobilise against the regime's violence, sexism and homophobia, writes Kerry Smith.

Interference in univerity affairs by Turkey's regime has sparked resistance by staff and students. Could this be the start of a new youth movement, writes Muhsin Yorulmaz?

John Pilger describes how class remains the most virulent disease in Britain, resulting in record levels of child poverty.

The Spanish government is being attacked from the right over its new education reforms, writes Dick Nichols.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party/Unidas Podemos coalition government has launched its 2021 draft budget to great fanfare, writes Dick Nichols.

Islamophobia in France has been growing in strength for many years, but has dangerously accelerated in recent weeks, writes John Mullen.

Federal parliament looks set to approve the government's latest attack on higher education, which will hike up fees and cut funding overall, reports Leo Crnogorcevic.

Markela Panegyres reports University of Sydney staff and students have been protesting the federal government’s attacks on higher education, management’s austerity measures and NSW Police's brutal policing policies.

For weary parents and restless students, the staged return to school in Melbourne is a welcome relief. But teachers, such as Daryl Croke, Mary Merkenich, Beth Muldoon and Carlene Wilson are warning about the risk of COVID-19 transmission in densely-packed classrooms.

Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, writes Susan Price.

Sam Wallman is a talented political comic artist with a strong worker and union focus in his work, writes Andrew Chuter

Rojava University, one of the greatest achievements of the July 19 Rojava Revolution, was established in Qamishlo in 2016. It has eight faculties and its mission is to build a democratic, free society, reports ANF English.

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