As parents petition governments and courts to join the great battle over school fee hikes, teachers say they are the worst hit.
In the run-up to UN World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Reuters photographers have documented schools around the world
A teacher leads a class session at the ecole primaire Ave Marie in Burundi's capital Bujumbura.
Great way to connect students across the globe, compare and contrast their own lives and privileges
Students from the form at the Gymnasium 1567 with their history teacher Tamara Eidelman in Moscow Picture: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov
Teacher Hanan Anzi with Syrian refugee students at one of the schools at Zaatari refugee camp
Japan – a wealthy nation with poor children
From the poorest to the well-resourced. Classrooms around the world.
Mohammed Zurob marks a book for students at Taha Huseen elementary school
Teacher Elizabeth Moguel poses for a photograph with her seventh grade Latin class at Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts September
Teacher Moulay Ismael Lamrani poses for a picture with his class in the Oudaya primary school in Rabat, September at the start of the new school year in Morocco.
Teacher Father Juan Humberto Cruz poses for pictures with grade students at Semillas de Esperanza (Seeds of Hope) school in Soacha, near Bogota, Colombia, June