Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
21 February 2018
This is Avenue School's longest strike yet - three days - as the campaign to save Newham schools from 'academy' status heats up
7 February 2018
It's been months since teachers at Avenue Primary school in Newham, east London, uncovered plans for the school to become an academy.
31 January 2018
In businesses when cuts are made, they sell off their facilities and equipment in the interest of maintaining profits. Now that's what's happening with our schools.
17 January 2018
If a new round of pro-academy Blairite councillors are selected, then campaigners may feel there is no choice but to stand against them in May
10 January 2018
"Why would we want more privatisation?!" This is how the National Education Union (NEU) rep at Cumberland school in Newham, East London, closed the picket line meeting to stop the school becoming an academy.
13 December 2017
Strike action at Outside Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, against turning the school into an academy continues on 14 December following a mass picket of 80 teachers, parents and children during the previous strike on 29 November
6 December 2017
Outside Avenue Primary School parents and the community stood with school staff striking against becoming an academy on 29 November
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
10 May 2017
May's grammar school inequality exposed: Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to give powers to councils to take over academies. This is a very good start, but he will also need to pledge full public ownership and mass investment in schools
3 May 2017
As well as pledging free education, Corbyn has promised to reverse the £3 billion of school cuts that are in the pipeline
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.
25 January 2017
Non-fiction review - Speaking Out: Ed Balls elicits sympathy for his battle against his stammer. His view that anyone who disagrees with him is a communist will probably elicit less sympathy.
2 November 2016
Cut workload and class sizes, not pay and conditions: Nearly a third of newly qualified teachers who started work in 2010 have already left the profession. Teachers are entering a job that is more pressured than ever. As a newly qualified teacher, I work at least ten hours a day, and often take work home at weekends.
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.
31 August 2016
Teaching unions must call coordinated national action: Education policy stands at something of a crossroads and the new academic year will be a significant one.
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.
27 July 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Philip Green's BHS scandal; academy bosses' expenses rip-off.
5 July 2016
Teachers are striking today against continued attacks on teachers and education as a whole.
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