Thursday 1/12 - Xanthe Ackerman - The Fuller Project for International Reporting - Education in post coup Turkey

Thursday 1/12
Xanthe Ackerman
The Fuller Project for International Reporting
Education in post coup Turkey

What’s a mother to do? Her children’s schools have been changed from secular academies preparing students for the modern world to religious imam-hatips, preparing students for the eternal world of Sunni Islam, for the boys, as religious leaders, for the girls, as traditional Muslim wives. Not only have the kids’ schools changed, so have the faculties. Thousands of teachers, from kindergarten to graduate school have been fired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government after a failed military coup. And it…

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