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Students – reorganise, refocus, resist

  2012 was a year to forget for the Tories. It was, in the main, a year to forget for student activists as well, writes K D Tait. The first year…

Education for exploitation

Gove’s reactionary policy for schools means… Education for exploitation, argues James Copley…

Exam reforms are a con

‘Time to tackle the dumbing down’ is the new slogan of the Tory education ‘reforms’ which aim to make school serve the needs of the market, not the students. At…

Lessons from the 2010-11 student struggle

THE ACTS of resistance taken by thousands of young people during the student movement of winter 2010-11 shook the government and sparked months of mass opposition to cuts. KD Tait writes…

Where next for the student movement?

IF YOU ARE a new student reading this there’s a good chance you’ve started a course that will see you graduate with around £50,000 worth of debt. Two years after hundreds…

At the sharp end of the crisis

YOUNG PEOPLE in Tory Britain are caught between a rock and a hard place. Youth unemployment stands at over 20 per cent – over one million people. For young black…

NUT: local associations conference sets up new teachers’ network

   Local Associations for National Action Conference (LANAC) was held in Liverpool on Saturday and was attended by 110 delegates from over 30 NUT Associations. Bernie McAdam, Sandwell NUT reports.…

NUT and NASUWT launch joint campaign

By Bernie McAdam, Sandwell NUT Teachers’ unions NUT and NASUWT have announced a joint campaign to defend pensions and protect pay, working conditions and jobs. Teachers will be balloted both…

NUT leaders dither as teachers lose out

By Bernie McAdam, Sandwell NUT The National Union of Teachers (NUT) Conference this Easter made abundantly clear to its leaders that more national strike action was needed to stop the…

Student strikes rock Quebec and Chile

Students in Québec, Canada have been on strike for three months against the government’s attempts to raise university tuition fees, while Chilean students are protesting for reforms in the public…

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