Catalonia: Thousands of Citizens Demonstrate against Government’s Education Policies


On Thursday, the 19th of March, about 30,000 teachers and students took to the streets of Barcelona to march against the education policies of the Government of Catalonia.

The unions charged that the New Law of Education, like the Bologna Plan, aims to open the door to the privatization of education.

The demonstrators demanded the resignation of Ernest Maragall, the Minister of Education, who despite the protests warned that the law would go forward.

Oriol Sabata keeps a video blog Fotograma Social at <>.  The text above is a translation of “Miles de ciudadanos se manifiestan contra las políticas educativas de la Generalitat” by Sabata.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at]