Unfortunately education issues are not confined to the UK. We are in contact with a wonderful group of parents in Osaka, Japan who are also fighting against the marketisation of their children’s education. This is their message to us:
I know many parents were raising their concerns about teachers overworking under limited resources in some countries like the UK, New Zealand and etc. Osaka City last year announced that the teachers (who are also known for being overworked) in public schools shall be evaluated by the kids exam results, also the school budgets would reflect this. Many parents were unaware of the news here and this is how we try to raise awareness- using humor which Osaka is famous for.