Tagged: Students

Right to Education, From Pine Ridge to Palestine
Osama Mor, Amira Sakalla & Kristian Davis Bailey, Mondoweiss

Right to Education, From Pine Ridge to Palestine

Next week the 2016 Right to Education (R2E) tour will arrive in the United States. During the first two weeks in April, students from universities across Palestine will be speaking at American university campuses about their experiences studying under Israeli occupation and the impact of colonialism on their education; the theme of this year’s Right to Education tour.

on March 29, 2016
Suppressing Criticism of Zionism on Campus is Catastrophic Censorship
Saree Makdisi & Judith Butler, Los Angeles Times

Suppressing Criticism of Zionism on Campus is Catastrophic Censorship

Last week, a UC Regents working group released a proposed set of Principles Against Intolerance, created in response to a series of anti-Semitic incidents on UC campuses. On March 23, the Regents will vote on whether to officially adopt those principles. Controversially, the document not only condemns anti-Semitism, but also anti-Zionism.

on March 23, 2016
Palestinian Global Teacher Victor: ‘My Students Are the True Prize Winners’
Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian

Palestinian Global Teacher Victor: ‘My Students Are the True Prize Winners’

hen Hanan al-Hroub returns to her classroom after a week’s absence on Sunday, her arms full of puppets, socks, wooden clothes pegs, toy cars and a clown’s wig, she will be additionally weighed down with a trophy inscribed with her name as this year’s winner of the $1m Global Teacher prize.

on March 18, 2016
UC System Considers Forbidding ‘Anti-Zionism’ On Campuses
Matt Tinoco, LAist

UC System Considers Forbidding ‘Anti-Zionism’ On Campuses

Here's a good one for you. On Tuesday, the L.A. Times broke a story describing how the UC Regents, those in charge of the University of California system, are proposing to denote "anti-Zionism" as an unacceptable form of discrimination on its campuses. As you would probably expect, the proposed amendment has incited an absurd amount of strong opinions from every direction.

on March 17, 2016
Fight Over CUNY Funding Takes Unforeseen Turn
Mike Vilensky, The Wall Street Journal

Fight Over CUNY Funding Takes Unforeseen Turn

It came as no surprise this week when New York’s Senate backed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to cut state funding to the City University of New York. Few in Albany were prepared, however, when the Senate, in its own budget proposal, criticized CUNY’s handling of alleged anti-Semitism.

on March 17, 2016
University of California Board Weighs Statement on Anti-Semitism
Steve Gorman, Reuters

University of California Board Weighs Statement on Anti-Semitism

The governing board of California's flagship public university system is to vote next week on a statement condemning anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Jewish bigotry, a proposal sparking sharp faculty debate over the line between free speech and intolerance.

on March 17, 2016
UC’s Intolerance Policy Goes Dangerously Astray on Anti-Semitism
Los Angeles Times

UC’s Intolerance Policy Goes Dangerously Astray on Anti-Semitism

For almost a year, the University of California has been struggling to address complaints that campus protests against Israel have crossed the line into harassment of Jewish students, but to respond in a way that wouldn't undermine the university's commitment to free speech.

on March 16, 2016
Palestinian Wins $1m Global Teaching Prize
Sean Coughlan, BBC

Palestinian Wins $1m Global Teaching Prize

A Palestinian teacher has won a $1m (£707,000) global teaching prize - with the award announced in a video message by Pope Francis. Hanan Al Hroub grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp and now is a teacher of refugees herself. She specialises in supporting children who have been traumatised by violence. The winner was announced at an awards ceremony in Dubai, with a video message of congratulation sent by Prince William.

on March 13, 2016
Israeli Forces Demolish Sole School in Bedouin Community
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Demolish Sole School in Bedouin Community

Israeli forces on Sunday demolished a Bedouin school for children in the Abu al-Nuwaar community near the town of al-Eizariya in the occupied West Bank, a spokesperson for the al-Jahalin Bedouin community said. Atallah al-Jahalin told Ma'an that Israeli forces, accompanied by 30 vehicles and a delegation from Israeli's Civil Administration, raided the area and destroyed the sole school in the community.

on February 21, 2016
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