Our bloggers certainly have strong opinions about teachers and education in the United States. This shocking picture from India reminds me of the black and white images of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. There is a wealth of detail in this picture: the pose of the policemen, the anticipation of the victim, the men fleeing in the background and even the random shoes in the foreground.
Indian police cane government teachers during a protest in front of the India's central state Madhya Pradesh Chief minister's house in Bhopal, India, 26 June 2007. Hundreds of teachers are protesting to demand regularisation of their jobs and increase in their salary.