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Millions in the streets: Spain protests cuts to education (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Millions in the streets: Spain protests cuts to education (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


The majority of Spain's educational institutions have closed as teachers and students take to the streets to defend their rights. The government has cut billions of euros from educational sector expenses.

­The strike is taking place on all levels, from elementary schools to universities in all but three of Spain's 17 regions. As many as a million teachers and seven million students are expected to take part in Tuesday's demonstrations.

If the austerity package goes through, it will reduce government subsidies on education by more than 20 per cent. The measure, unions say, will result in worsening educational conditions, mass teacher layoffs and higher tuition costs..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/spain-protest-austerity-education-895/

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