Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
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.
22 June 2016
A stinging rebuke was delivered to the leadership of Unison during its local government conference on the 19 and 20 June
1 June 2016
Parents of pupils at George Tomlinson primary school are furious. They fear their east London school could become an academy. Academy company Lime is on an expansion drive and has installed its own staff at the school.
26 May 2016
Every week sees more workers taking action - how do we make a breakthrough against the bosses' offensive and the Tory cuts?
18 May 2016
Nicky Morgan couldn't have made it clearer - the wholesale privatisation of our schools is still the Tories' aim.
18 May 2016
Queen's Speech - more cuts and sell-offs: The Tory government has announced a raft of new bills to extend the privatisation and commercialisation of our public services
11 May 2016
Tory education secretary Nicky Morgan's zig-zag over academies is a testament to the campaign work spearheaded by the National Union of Teachers. But the threat to teachers' pay and conditions still stands.
11 May 2016
Cameron's government has been one of retreats. We need to press home this advantage by campaigning for coordinated strike action - including a 24-hour general strike - to defend all our public services and to build a powerful anti-austerity movement.
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