Teachers in Uganda are striking for a salary increase which will provide them with a living wage.
— Ugandan Teachers fight for Living Wage | Teacher Solidarity (via teachersworldwide)
Teachers in Uganda earn as little as $96 a month under conditions where inflation is running at 20 %. The teachers – who are members of the union Ugandan National Teachers Association (UNATU) are demanding a 100% rise. Teachers are among the worst paid government employees in the country – yet Yoweri Museveni – President of Uganda since 1986 – says that an increase for teachers is not a priority. Instead the government is prioritising infrastructure which will allow it to become one of the world’s top 50 oil producers.
[UK] Today, the Department for Education will unveil plans for a national reading competition for children in the last three years of primary education and the first year of secondary school.
The contest – launched in the autumn – will be designed to boost literacy standards and encourage a generation of “reluctant readers” to pick up books.
But ministers said that the move would be particularly appealing to boys who often thrive on a “bit of healthy competition”.
The announcement comes just days after Claire Tomalin, acclaimed biographer of Charles Dickens, warned that modern youngsters did not have the attention span necessary to read one of his novels.— Reading a book ‘adds a year to children’s education’ - Telegraph (via teachersworldwide)
The censorship has sailed
Remember this feeling Vix
For fucking ever.
No more censoring yourself to please others.
If things are lame or boring,
be fucking bored
and comfortable with your true feelings
dont try to make things what they arent
it makes it worse.
danny grounds you
his intrinsic wisdom is exactly what you need
because no matter what he is there for you
and that is soooo scary I know
let go and fall backward
is the twitch
eventually i will is the answer.
This is todays second diamond.
(first was your trippy experience at the diner.. its your world of perception, be what you want it to be, seriously don’t give a shit what people might think).