Students take part in a silent march against drug related violence in downtown Monterrey April 23, 2010. Hundreds of students from different universities marched to demand the government to stop the violence and killings related to the drug war, according to local media.
Photo: Tomas Bravo/Reuters
Egyptian teachers protest during a strike in front of the Prime Minister's office in downtown Cairo September 24, 2011. Thousands of Egyptian teachers demonstrated outside the cabinet office in central Cairo, demanding higher pay and the sacking of the education minister. The sign on left reads: "Yes to education reform. We don't want a minister of education."
Photo: Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters
A Chilean high-school student blocks a riot police vehicle during a rally against the closing of their schools at the Providencia neighborhood in Santiago city September 26, 2011. Providencia's mayor ordered the end of the school year, the closing of local schools, and cancelled the admission of students taking part in the movement. The students are demanding free and better state education, as well as for an end to profit-making in the public education system.
Photo: Victor Ruiz Caballero/Reuters
High-school students clash with riot police during a protest march against economic austerity and planned education reforms in Athens October 3, 2011. Clashes broke out when police attempted to free traffic after the students blocked traffic flow along a main Athens avenue in front of the parliament.
Photo: John Kolesidis/Reuters
A teacher taking part in a demonstration against proposed budget cuts in public education wears a pair of scissors on his head to symbolize the cuts in central Madrid October 4, 2011. Madrid secondary school teachers launched a second round of strikes to protest what they say is an attempt by the local center-right government to use a debt crisis to strangle public schools and benefit private ones.
Photo: Susana Vera/Reuters
A student holds a flare during a demonstration in downtown Rome October 7, 2011. Schools and universities closed across Italy, and hundreds of thousands of students have taken to the streets to protest against the government's austerity package, that they say unfairly weighs on the education system.
Photo: Max Rossi/Reuters
Ugandan primary school teachers hold banners and shout slogans during a demonstration in Kampala in a protest against the government's failure to pay them a minimum monthly salary of 200,000 shillings ($115). The teachers have given the government an ultimatum of five days to increase their salaries or they would go on strike.
Photo: James Akena/Reuters
Police frog march a striking teacher (C) to a waiting van after he was arrested during protests in Nairobi October 5. About 260,000 teachers have gone on a nationwide strike following a pay increase dispute with the government.
Photo: Antony Njuguna/Reuters
French high school students, with the message "No," attend a demonstration over pension reform in Paris October 21, 2010.
Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters
A student writes 'No Cuts' with snow on a wall before taking part in a demonstration in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of students engaged in a game of cat and mouse with police during a chaotic protest against a planned rise in university tuition fees.