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News: Iranian society

Teachers protest layoffs in Iran

TeachersNCRI - A group of teachers coming from various cities in Iran protested on Sunday in front of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) in reaction to the layoff of 24,000 of their colleagues, according to the state-run website Tabnak.

The protestors, whoa re substitute teachers, traveled to Tehran from Gilan, Mazandaran, Esfahan, Eastern Azerbaijan, Semnan and Bushehr provinces.

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The Iranian government said it will send hundreds of clerics into Tehran's schools this fall

Iran clerics to fight West influence in classroomsAP - The Iranian government said it will send hundreds of clerics into Tehran's schools this fall to fight Western influence and the appeal of the political opposition, local newspapers reported Sunday.

The move is seen as an attempt by the government to tighten its grip on the schools in the aftermath of last year's disputed presidential elections in which many Iranian youth flocked to the opposition.

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Iran Bars Music in Private Schools, May Impose University Code

Iran Bars Music in Private Schools, May Impose University CodeJune 1 (Bloomberg) - Iran has barred private schools from teaching music, saying it clashes with the establishment’s Islamic values, following a push to enforce moral standards that may lead to a national dress code for university students.

“The use of musical instruments is against the principles of our value system,” Ali Bagherzadeh, head of the private- schools office in the Education Ministry, said in a phone interview from Tehran today. Iran’s 16,000 private schools have 1.1 million students, the Islamic Republic News Agency said.

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Iran: Mullahs' policies generate massive unemployment and poverty

Iran: Mullahs' policies generate massive unemployment and povertyNCRI – According to an Iranian regime official, 10 million people in Iran are living under the absolute poverty line. The Director of Iran’s Statistics Office, Adel Azar, also said more than 30 million Iranians are currently living under the relative poverty line.

Some economic observers note that growth or decline are dependent on macroeconomic factors, and in view of the overall economic state Iran is in, there are no prospects for improvement in the current situation.

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