With price of oil at its lowest in five years, Algerian school teachers are already feeling the pinch.
Education officials are discouraging teachers from charging students extra for after-hours classes.
Students are expressing their unhappiness with programs and degrees in Algerian higher education.
A global test used in 65 territories and countries, four of them Arab, provides insights that education policymakers could use.
Arabic should be the main teaching language in the region but needs to be modernized, says Inam Bioud.