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10 April 2018

More staff join strike action at Barnsley school

Striking teachers and support staff, together with parents at St Helens primary in Barnsley, chanted: "What do we want? A happy school!"

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28 March 2018

Southampton asks "What will you do to stop education cuts?"

Last year's general election saw a historic surge for Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity manifesto. A large part of that wave was the 800,000 voters who switched their vote on the question of education

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28 March 2018

Campaign against academies boosted by victories

Teaching staff at three schools in Newham, east London, have been taking strike action

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22 March 2018

School strikes against academy management

"Four heads, five deputies and five Sendcos have gone over the last two years"

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21 March 2018

Strikers and parents rally again in Newham against academies

Newham teachers and parents rallied again as Avenue Primary School took its tenth day of strike action on 15 January

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7 March 2018

Salford nurseries consultation delayed

After a huge public meeting of 250 angry parents and staff demanded that Salford council "fight for the five" remaining council-run nurseries, mayor Paul Dennett has agreed to do just that

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21 December 2017

Newham: school strike solid against academy

Avenue School was in near-total shutdown on 14 December, its second strike day in opposition to becoming a quasi-privatised 'academy'

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13 December 2017

Two in five 'right to buy' homes now for let

Scrap Thatcher's right to buy: Over 40% of ex-council houses sold under Thatcher's 'right to buy' scheme are now part of the private rental sector, according to Inside Housing.

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6 December 2017

School staff strike against privatisation

Outside Avenue Primary School parents and the community stood with school staff striking against becoming an academy on 29 November

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6 December 2017

Teachers strike in Sheffield

Members of the National Education Union (NEU) went on strike today (6.12.17) at Westways primary school in Sheffield

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1 November 2017

Teachers, students and parents demand an end to the schools funding crisis

Over 1,000 teachers, staff, parents and students put the question to MPs on 24 October: "What are you going to do to end the school funding crisis?"

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18 October 2017

Young people being strangled by debts

Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by 2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust

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18 October 2017

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

'Southampton Fair Funding for All Schools' brought teachers, students, TAs, heads and parents onto the streets on 14 October to protest against the growing crisis in Southampton schools. The action took place ahead of the national lobby of MPs at Westminster on 24 October, which the campaign has built for.

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6 September 2017

Schools and teaching: A perfect storm of cuts, underfunding, excessive workloads and low pay

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

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26 July 2017

Education cuts forced back

Campaigners at Stoke Newington school won a retreat

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28 June 2017

Students 'skirt' school uniform issue!

In Exeter, some male students protested their school's 'no shorts' policy by wearing skirts

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31 May 2017

Fighting Tory cuts to the schools budget

Education workers, parents and students are uniting in protest

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19 April 2017

Buses and buggies: a driver speaks

Reader's comment: Workers and poor people who use public transport shouldn't have to squabble with each other. Wheelchair users, parents with buggies and bus drivers are not enemies

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12 April 2017

School cuts can be beaten

Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident

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12 April 2017

Cuts leave schools unable to meet basic needs

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has proposed to fund free school meals for all primary school children by adding VAT tax on private education fees.

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