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12 - 13 March 2016

Atlantis The Palm,
Dubai, U.A.E.

Debate Chamber – This House believes that teacher unions are an impediment to the provision of quality education

Sun 13 Mar 2016, 11:30 - 12:30 (Debate Chamber track)



Teaching Unions represent more than 30 million education professionals worldwide. They are often influential and opponents say there is an open contradiction between the interests of their members and the provision of quality education. Join us in the Debate Chamber as the House argues that teacher unions are outdated and do more harm than good in the present day.

Location: Debate Chamber, Asateer Tent

Dmitri Mehlhorn
Dmitri Mehlhorn
Board of Directors, Co-Founder, Studentsfirst
Fred van Leeuwen
Fred van Leeuwen
General Secretary, Education International
Rebecca Winthrop
Rebecca Winthrop
Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Universal Education at Brookings
Jordan Shapiro
Jordan Shapiro
Senior Fellow, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop