Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
16 March 2016
The government's announcement that all schools in England must become academies is a declaration of war on comprehensive education and national pay and conditions for teachers and support staff
10 February 2016
The third week of strike action in the Small Heath School dispute in Birmingham due to run from 2 to 4 February was called off after the sponsors of the proposed academy withdrew their interest on 29 January.
27 January 2016
A lack of school places, teacher shortage and cuts are compounding existing issues related to workload.
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
9 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Academies strike, call centre strike ballot, firefighters' cuts protest.
30 September 2015
Tories plan to starve working class kids by cutting universal free school meals for children under seven.
8 July 2015
Militant trade unionists from across the country gave inspiring accounts of strikes and struggles against austerity. Britain needs a 24-hour general strike.
10 June 2015
Martin Powell-Davies, secretary of Lewisham National Union of Teachers (NUT) branch and national executive member, explains how Lewisham's teachers, students and parents beat plans to make local schools into academies
3 June 2015
Teachers, school students and parents in Lewisham, south London, have won a great victory! They beat off plans to turn three schools into 'academies' which would have been a step towards privatisation
27 May 2015
Lewisham academies: Teaching unions NUT and NASUWT in Lewisham, south London have called further two-day strike action on 3-4 June
20 May 2015
Students, staff and parents gave management a sound drubbing in a south London debate over whether three schools should be converted into academies, writes Beth Sutcliffe, Lewisham Socialist Party.
13 May 2015
A highlight of TUSC's Lewisham election campaign was the uplifting 25 April demonstration against turning schools into academies, writes Roger Shrives, Lewisham Socialist Party.
8 April 2015
Easy money: Should Tony Blair's "education, education, education" mantra be replaced by "money, money, money"?
1 April 2015
NUT conference delegates are discussing how to fight attacks on pensions, pay and 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
25 March 2015
Amid loud chants of "No ifs! No buts! Academy status sucks!" and "Parents, teachers, students say: Academies in Lewisham? No way!" around 300 protesters demonstrated through Lewisham in South London
18 March 2015
Helen Pattison interviews Luke, a sixth former fighting privately run 'academies' in Lewisham, south London, and reports from an angry school hustings in Enfield, north London
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?
5 March 2015
To step up the campaign against academies in Lewisham, students held a lunchtime protest at Prendagast school, Hilly Fields
4 March 2015
On 5 March, members of Lewisham National Union of Teachers in four schools will be on strike again, this time with the welcome addition of NASUWT and GMB union members in the schools
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