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Protesters join a demonstration organized by teachers’ unions outside the Ontario Legislature, in Toronto, as four unions hold a province-wide education strike on Feb. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s high schools are underfunded and turning to international tuition to help

After years of neoliberal policies eroding the tax base to pay for high schools, mandatory online learning curriculum from classrooms could be the next international money-maker.
The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and 13 colleagues was the last roadblock to the merger. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

How the T-Mobile-Sprint merger will increase inequality

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist, addresses a press conference during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, January 22 2020. EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE

Why we should be wary of blaming ‘overpopulation’ for the climate crisis

Jane Goodall's comments at Davos may seem harmless, but they reflect a dangerous misreading of the climate crisis that needs to be challenged.
From left, Lungi Ngidi, fielding coach Justin Ontong and Kagiso Rabada of the South African cricket team during a training session ahead of a 2018 test match in Australia. AAP/Richard Wainwright

Finding answers to what makes – or breaks – South Africa’s young cricketers

Interviewing dozens of South African cricketers across all levels of the sport finds a perception that transformation has, in fact, slowed since the early 1990s.
Michelle Williams arrives at the world premiere of ‘All the Money in the World.’ Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Exploring the data on Hollywood’s gender pay gap

A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
In India, dark skin is often associated with poverty, partially due to the hierarchichal caste system. Shutterstock

Being darker makes being a migrant much harder

For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.

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