Calls and Campaigns

Aug 29

Education International condemns Russian attacks on teachers

Russian forces are cracking down on teachers and education in occupied territories in Ukraine. According to Serhiy Shkarlet, Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science, the Russian army is burning Ukrainian books and threatening, arresting, and torturing teachers in the Kherson region for teaching the Ukrainian curriculum.

In a statement issued by David Edwards, Education International General Secretary, President Putin is accused of attempting to “rewrite history”.

“Educators around the world condemn these attacks against our colleagues and education and call for Russia to immediately stop this war of aggression on a sovereign nation, so that peace can return to Ukraine,” said Edwards.

Read the full story and statement here.

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