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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 February 2011

Balham: NUT strike against academies

On 16 February teachers at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, Wandsworth, south London, went on strike to show their opposition to the school becoming an academy.

As one NUT member told me, the pressure of workload at the school is already too great - as an academy it would be even worse.

Students also showed their support for their teachers' campaign - they understood that academies will damage education as well as threatening teachers' pay and conditions.

This action shows staff and governors in other schools that teachers are going to fight the Con-Dems' attempts to break up comprehensive state education and teachers' national pay and conditions.

Martin Powell-Davies, Lewisham NUT branch secretary and NUT executive

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