In support of Hungary's educators, who are struggling with low pay and bad working conditions, around 8,000 people demonstrated their solidarity with them in Budapest.
Frantisek Dobsik, the head of the school workers' trade union, said yesterday that the demand is a reaction to growing costs, the drop in real earnings, and the economic development prognosis. The demand is for the government to spend 15 percent more on the salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff in the next year, he added.
Africa: Girls Are Dropping Out Of School In Massive Numbers Because Of The High Cost Of Sanitary Pads
Pad prices in Ghana have more than doubled in the last year, from 5 cedi to 12 cedi ($1.43) due to the country's high inflation rate of 32%, which has made it difficult for low-income households to afford both food and sanitary supplies.
As reported by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), in 2021, public school teachers earned an average of $1,348 per week, a little rise from the average weekly income of $1,319 in 1996.
United Kingdom: Schools Are Considering Implementing A Three-Day School Week Due To Rising Energy Costs And Stagnant Budgets
Due to soaring energy costs and staff pay that are outpacing school budgets, several principals are contemplating cutting the school week down to three days.
Some schools in the UK are resorting to new strategies in order to continue providing students with nutritional meals despite the recent surge in prices.
Due to the fact that the federal waivers will expire at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year, families will be required to submit an application in order to be eligible for free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch for their children at school. This is happening at the same time that other school districts are feeling the effects of rising costs and problems with their supply chains.
In order to maintain the school lunch program, China supplied 10,000 metric tons of rice, according to the Ministry of Education.
When it comes to back-to-school shopping, new data from the National Retail Federation reveals that families are being impacted by inflation.
Fuel costs had risen to almost $6 per gallon at one time.