Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
31 August 2011
The academies project was started by Tony Blair's New Labour government, but now the Con-Dems are 'fast tracking' it...
3 August 2011
Before the 2010 general election Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was correct when he said Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes are "a bit of dodgy accounting - a way in which the government can pretend they're not borrowing when they are
3 August 2011
You scratch my back: The News International (NI) phone hacking scandal has exposed the symbiotic relationship between the Murdoch empire and the political establishment...
20 July 2011
I was a governor at Varndean school for over four years because I passionately believe in a properly resourced comprehensive education system, open to all regardless of their background, writes Dave Richards, former Varndean governor
22 June 2011
This year was supposed to be a special year for Coventry - a celebration of 50 years of comprehensive education in the city, writes Jane Nellist, Coventry NUT, personal capacity.
22 June 2011
Education secretary Michael Gove's latest headline-grabbing wheeze is to convert 200 "failing" primary schools into academies...
8 June 2011
The campaign in Coventry against academies continues with strike action at two schools this week
1 June 2011
A third trade union, Unison, has now joined the battle to defend comprehensive education against the privatisation of our education via 'academies' in Coventry, writes Sunara Begum, Coventry Socialist Party.
18 May 2011
A leading think tank has estimated that the Con-Dem coalition's spending cuts could push another 300,000 children below the poverty line, writes Sunara Begum.
13 April 2011
Strike action at Tile Hill Woods school (THW) in Coventry has been stepped up against plans to turn the school into an academy, writes Sunara Begum.
7 April 2011
Industrial action at Tile Hill Woods school in Coventry has been stepped up against plans to turn the school into an academy...
23 February 2011
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, writes Martin Powell-Davies, Lewisham NUT branch secretary and NUT executive.
18 February 2011
On Tuesday 15 February Kirklees council's cabinet was forced to abandon their preferred ambition to establish an academy at Fartown High School in Huddersfield by a highly successful campaign by local parents. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist newspaper.
26 January 2011
ONE OF the flagship academies planned was Tidemill Primary School in Deptford in south London. Head master Mark Elms, who achieved widespread media attention when he became Britain's highest-paid 'superhead',...
26 January 2011
A PROPOSED 'free school'/academy in Wandsworth, south London, run by 25 bankers working for top City firms, has displayed blatant class discrimination by excluding children from poorer neighbourhoods...
15 December 2010
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School (Lancashire) was totally closed on 15 December by a solid strike of NUT and NAS/UWT members in protest at the head's plans for an academy, probably the first ever strike against Gove's new 'expressway' academies, writes Lancashire Socialist Party.
8 December 2010
The Con-Dem government is not only attacking higher education. They recently brought out a new Education White Paper, 'The Importance of Teaching'...
14 October 2010
LEILA GALLOWAY, a parent of two children at Tidemill primary school in Deptford, south London, is leading a campaign to stop Tidemill becoming an academy school, free from local authority control, writes Leila spoke to The Socialist:.
9 September 2010
THE GOVERNMENT'S plans to encourage 'outstanding' schools to take a fast-track to 'academy' status are a threat to the future of comprehensive local authority schooling, writes Martin Powell-Davies,.
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