300,000 Colombian teachers took to the streets in cities across Colombia on Wednesday, fighting for improved funding for all aspects of education. This was the latest action in their dispute with the government, which started with an all out strike on May 11th.

Contrary to government spin, the strike is not just about teachers' pay and conditions, important though they are. It is also about the need for improved school infrastructure, nutrition and improved sport and internet facilities.

Leaders of FECODE, the union which is calling the action, say further and stronger action is being prepared if talks with the government continue to yield no meaningful improvements. Although millions of children have been affected by the action, FECODE says that support from parents is continuing to increase.