What educators need to know about global trade deals

Educators don’t normally have ‘trade negotiations’ on their radar as something that they must be informed about. Terms like ‘trade in education services’, ‘cross-border supply’, ‘national treatment’, ‘stand-still’, ‘negative list’ and ‘ratchet’ – to name just a few that are used in negotiating international trade and investment deals – are strange interlopers into the world … Continue reading What educators need to know about global trade deals

Acts of Im(p)unity: A Tale About Education, Commercialisation and Current Trade Deals

By Susan L. Robertson Imagine you were located in a community, and used the human and natural resources of that community to run your business. Somehow you had managed to convince the local political elites that you be accorded special status; one which meant you and your business activities were immune to the ongoing democratic … Continue reading Acts of Im(p)unity: A Tale About Education, Commercialisation and Current Trade Deals