Teachers demonstrate in central Madrid September 20, 2011. Secondary ...
Sep 20th, 2011
(Reuters) - Teachers demonstrate in central Madrid September 20, 2011. Secondary school teachers in regions around Spain began a two-day strike on Tuesday against spending cuts they say the government is imposing as the country fights to avoid being dragged into a euro zone debt crisis. Around 21,000 secondary school teachers in Madrid state schools were expected to strike against an increase in weekly teaching hours -- and a reduction in class preparation time -- which they say will damage the quality of education and mean lost work for support teachers. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: CONFLICT EDUCATION) -
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