After eight months of protests, parliamentary debates and jailings, Burma’s impassioned education reform movement appears frustrated and forestalled.
Amendments to a widely rejected National Education Law have been made, after young people across the country took to the streets in an attempt to breathe life into Burma’s politically hamstrung and desperately underfunded education sector.
Yet students and their supporters say they have again been ignored, after parliamentarians promised them deep change.
With the leaders of the movement jailed, and their demands stonewalled by an intransigent legislature, DVB’s Angus Watson speaks to National Network for Education Reform senior representative Dr Thein Lwin.
DVB asks: Where to from here for Burma’s education reform movement?