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.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Brazil last week to protest President Jair Bolsonaro’s drastic cuts to education. In an interview, Justin Axel-Berg discusses the impact that the cuts would have on Brazil’s universities and why they are “galvanizing” Bolsonaro’s opponents.