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16 December 2020
Two London strikes have the future of publicly owned and run education at their heart
6 September 2017
Schools return this week for a new academic year with the usual mix of emotions but with the prospect of budget cuts lingering in the background
12 April 2017
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has proposed to fund free school meals for all primary school children by adding VAT tax on private education fees.
26 October 2016
Fight for publicly run schooling: The new Tory government under Theresa May will continue converting state schools to 'academy' status and setting up new 'free schools'.
31 August 2016
As the new academic term begins, students at schools, college and universities around the country face a year of important struggles. Here two young people comment on some of the difficulties facing working class students.
10 August 2016
Theresa May has announced she wants to lift the ban on selective secondary schools, a measure she states will increase social mobility. This claim could not be further from the truth.
30 March 2016
The poster boy for the 'academy' system has fallen from grace, in a scandal which exposes the dangers of Tory backdoor privatisation plans, writes Ted Woodley, Birmingham Central Socialist Party.
27 January 2016
A lack of school places, teacher shortage and cuts are compounding existing issues related to workload.
1 April 2015
Education will be a vital question on people's minds in the general election and local elections on 7 May. But most voters will have very different priorities from the Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition government
11 March 2015
No such thing as a 'free' school: Cameron's election campaign promises that the Tories will open hundreds of new 'free schools' in England. But when did the Tories ever give away anything free, except to their friends in big business?
4 February 2015
Uncaring: Labour and Tory/Lib Dem governments have slashed spending on elderly care by 20% over the last decade
7 January 2015
No to Academies!: Parents, teachers and school students in Lewisham are angry. Labour-run Lewisham council in south London plans to dismiss the governors and headteacher at Sedgehill school and impose an 'interim executive
11 June 2014
Birmingham schools: For the last two months, news headlines have been dominated by the so-called 'Trojan Horse' story
14 May 2014
Tory Education Secretary Michael Gove is an easy target for comedians, for example, David Schneider's tweet: "Free Schools to be renamed £400m-From-Budget-For-Other-Kids-Schools"
12 February 2014
The next NUT national strike will be on Wednesday 26 March. Every NUT rep needs to build for a mass show of strength to oppose Gove's attacks
16 October 2013
Headlines about the recent education report from the OECD blared that a quarter of adults in England have maths skills no better than those of a ten year old
29 May 2013
Tory London mayor Boris Johnson, writing in the London Evening Standard, attempted to portray opposition to 'Free Schools' as some kind of 'left-wing conspiracy', writes Martin Powell-Davies, National Union of Teachers executive (personal capacity).
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