A series of recent police raids in Nigeria revealed inhumane and abusive conditions in what news reports called “Islamic schools.” In an interview, Hannah Hoechner and Sadisu Salisu Idris explain why calling these centers “Islamic schools” is misleading, and why the government’s response to the raids is inadequate.
More than 10 million Chinese students took China’s high-stakes college entrance exam, known as the gaokao, five times the record 2.1 million students in the U.S. who took last year’s SAT. The gaokao not only shapes the course of a student’s life, it can also serve as a litmus test of trends in Chinese society.
Thousands of striking teachers marched for better working conditions in Morocco in recent months. The demonstrations have since subsided, but there is potential for more unrest. In an interview, Aboubakr Jamai discusses the grievances that drove the teachers’ protests and the extent of their political impact.