More civil disorder at Iran’s schools — only now the teachers are leading the charge. Read:
The strike has spread to several more of the capital’s academic areas and to most provincial cities, such as, Sannandaj, Ahwaz, Rasht, Lahrood, Kashan, Ardebil, Babol, Dezfool, Meshkin Shahr, Zahedan, Bojnoord, Bandar Anzali (former Bandar Pahlavi), Esfahan, Mahabad, Shiraz, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Mashad, Amol, Marivan, Khorram-Abad and Oroomiah (former Rezai-e). While most of the active duty teachers have showed up at schools but are refusing to teach, hundreds of their retired colleagues made, in most cities, a morning gathering in front of the local official centers of Teachers funds in order to protest against the persistent degradation of their conditions and the non fulfillment of promises made to them.
In several cities, such as, Gorgan and Yazd, the docile and officially created Teacher associations had spreaded the rumor that all the teachers conditions are fulfilled in order to avoid the strike to go on but teachers have denounced such usual demagogy and are planning to join the strike following a last meeting with the regime’s delegates dispatch to these areas.
Forgive the sometimes-broken English in the story — it’s from an Iranian group called “Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran.” Their site is worth your time.